For more than a decade, Appalachian Voices has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with many of Kentucky’s nonprofit organizations — including Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Kentucky Riverkeeper and Appalachian Citizens Law Center — to defend the mountains, waters and communities of the Bluegrass state. In 2015, Appalachian Voices and our partners achieved a major milestone in protecting the state’s waters after a protracted legal battle with the coal industry and state regulators.

Photo of mountaintop removal mining by Kent Mason
Mountaintop Removal

Thirty years of satellite imaging show how mountaintop removal is moving ever closer to people’s homes.


Citizen Enforcement

In the absence of strong government oversight of the coal industry, Appalachian Voices and others take action to protect the environment.


New Economy

Forging partnerships with people of diverse interests to work toward our common goal of reviving the region’s economic well-being.


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