The Newest Member of Our Team


Please join us in welcoming Tarence Ray, expanding our Appalachian Water Watch project in Central Appalachia and working on federal policy to end mountaintop removal coal mining. Tarence was raised in the rural oilfields of southeastern New Mexico and received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Letcher County, Ky., focusing on the connections between water quality, systemic poverty, mine safety, the black lung benefits system and the environmental impacts of coal mining. Tarence is an occasional contributor to The Daily Yonder blog and Appalshop’s WMMT-FM in Whitesburg, Ky.


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