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Virginia Highway Project Raises Questions about Relationship Between Coal and Roads By Molly Moore Ever since Appalachian coal began to power the Industrial Revolution, this fuel has influenced the location and condition of roads in the coal-bearing regions. In Virginia,


A Better Path than the Coalfields Expressway for Virginia

More than 50 local residents recently attended three community forums in southwest Virginia to express their views on ways to improve transportation in the area.


Community Impacts of Controversial Coalfields Expressway Project 
in Va. to Receive Thorough Review

Agency letters Federal Highway Administration, May 22, 2014 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sept. 11, 2012 Environmental Protection Agency, Sept. 7, 2012 Corps of Engineers, Sept. 7, 2012 Contact: 
 Jane Branham, Southern Appalachia Mountain Stewards,, (276) 565-6167 


No Coalfields Expressway in Virginia: Rally to Stop the Hijack!

The Coalfields Expressway, more aptly nicknamed the “Road to Ruin” by its opponents, threatens Southwest Virginia with new mountaintop removal coal mines and weakened local economies. That’s why more than 89,000 Americans oppose the project and more than 75 defenders


$108 Million awarded for VA Coalfields Expressway?

To help citizens raise their concerns around the coal industry-proposed route of the Coalfields Expressway in southwest Virginia, we’re inviting residents of the commonwealth to submit letters to the editor of their local newspapers. Sign-up to submit your own letter


Coming Soon: 5th Annual Weekend in Wise

The 5th Annual Weekend in Wise County, hosted by the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards and the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition amid Virginia’s treasured Appalachian Mountains, is just around the corner. October 12 through 14, experience the beauty and culture


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