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Four ways you can support Appalachian communities in the new year!

In 2023, Appalachian advocates made several advancements in the fight for greater protections for rural communities and families affected by black lung but as we enter 2024, an ongoing battle in Congress over spending is threatening to undo much of this progress while also cutting programs that benefit these communities.


State Environmental Agencies See Cuts to Funding, Staffing

A recent report shows that the federal government and 30 states reduced funding for environmental agencies from 2008 to 2018.


Sequestration’s Side Effects

By Davis Wax As the indiscriminate budget cuts known as the sequester cause fissures throughout the federal government, programs that protect public health and the environment are feeling the crunch. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget is being cut from


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