As an organization that cares deeply about the people, land and water of our region, we find much to applaud in the White House’s American Jobs Plan. Read about what the plan entails and hear from us and partners about what this plan could mean for Appalachia.
Thousands of abandoned mine lands need to be reclaimed in Appalachia and across the country, and this reclamation work can create thousands of jobs. That’s in addition to the creative community and economic projects that local people can build with new funding.
A federal grant program aims to bring economic opportunity to long-abandoned mine lands. But as some sites are seeing progress, others are finding more obstacles.
President Biden’s executive order puts the United States in a position to vigorously confront the challenges of climate change, create good-paying jobs and protect communities from the hazards of polluted land, air and water.
Our legislative director outlines a list of action items for the Biden administration — suspending utility shutoffs during the pandemic, strengthening oversight of the fossil fuel industry, and moving swiftly to support just economic transition in coal-impacted communities.
As more coal companies file for bankruptcy, it remains unclear what will happen to hundreds of thousands of acres of unreclaimed mine land in eastern Kentucky and the rest of Appalachia.
CONTACT: Dana Kuhnline, RECLAIM Campaign Coordinator 304-825-3262 firstname.lastname@example.org Cat McCue, Sr. Communications and Public Engagement Strategist 434-293-6373 email@example.com The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the RECLAIM Act (HR 2156) as part of The Moving Forward Act (HR 2), a…
Appalachian Voices and our partners are working to make sure that legislation is passed this year to address the urgent problem of reclaiming abandoned mine lands.