Bills introduced to RECLAIM decades-old abandoned mines
Thousands of abandoned mine sites need to be cleaned up in Appalachia and across the country, work that can create some 13,000 jobs. Bills introduced by Rep. Cartwright to continue funding and accelerate the cleanup would also bring more than $1 billion to communities hard-hit by coal’s decline.
Communities call out Duke Energy's harmful impacts
People from states served by Duke recently testified before the newly formed, independent People's Commission that the utility's record on coal ash, electric rates and other issues is harming communities.
READY FOR THE WILD Rescue rehabilitates and releases young bears
Chickadee is one of the more than 300 black bears that Appalachian Bear Rescue has saved over the last 25 years. The facility offers a nursery, two recovery centers and four half-acre natural outdoor enclosures for the intrepid ursines to explore.
We’re one year into a global pandemic and people across the region are still at risk of evictions and utility shutoffs. No one should have to choose between paying their bills or putting food on the table, especially during a health crisis.
Help us advocate for Appalachian families and protect utility customers.