Not Our Mountaintops!

Over the past 150 years of coal mining in Appalachia there have been dramatic shifts in the size of mines and the way coal is extracted. Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining in particular involves blasting mountains apart to extract an entire coal seam. This destructive practice forever changes the landscape,…

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The Clean Water Protection Act

In partnership with The Alliance for Appalachia SOCM members have lobbied long and hard for passage of the Clean Water Protection Act (CWPA). SOCM members, along with fellow concerned citizens from Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and all across the country have brought the fight for clean water back to the…

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