We use law and science to protect our region’s people, land, air and water.
The impacts of our work reach far beyond Appalachia.
We’ve been at the forefront of the fight against the coal industry for nearly 15 years. And we’ve been highly effective:
- We stopped the largest mountaintop removal mine ever proposed
- We’ve forced coal mining operators to agree to permanently abandon mountaintop removal mining
- We’ve forced the Army Corps of Engineers to halt its rubber-stamp approval of mountaintop removal mining
- We’ve reduced the size and impacts of mountaintop removal mines by 30-40%, protecting hundreds of acres from mining
- We’ve successfully challenged two coal-fired power plants
- Our work has cleaned up hundreds of miles of streams
- Our work has lead to the reforestation of thousands of acres of former mine lands
- We’ve forced coal companies to internalize hundreds of millions in clean-up costs that would otherwise be borne by the public
- Our victories have provided millions of dollars to land trusts to protect land throughout Appalachia
The natural gas industry is next.
Gas is as bad as coal, both in accelerating climate change and delaying renewable energy options.
From fracking, to massive pipelines, to burning, we’re fighting natural gas from cradle to grave. We’re committed to stopping the infrastructure that would lock us in to decades of further reliance on fossil fuels. Read more.
Clean Water Enforcement
Natural Gas Pipelines
Who We Are
Appalachian Mountain Advocates is a non-profit public interest law and policy organization dedicated to fighting for clean water and a clean energy future.
We work hard to advocate for affordable renewables, fighting further investment in fossil fuels and forcing polluters to pay the costs of cleaning up the messes they’ve already made. Read more about why we do what we do.
Give today to protect people, land, water, and air — in Appalachia and around the world.
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Or, send your donation to:
Appalachian Mountain Advocates
P.O. Box 507
Lewisburg, WV 24901
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Asquith at email@example.com or 434.933.2833.