We work to hold industry and government accountable by serving as a watchdog: State environmental protection agencies in Appalachia are notoriously underfunded and over-politicized. Appalachian Mountain Advocates works to strengthen environmental lawmaking and enforcement by bringing precedent-setting litigation designed to limit the destructive effects of polluting and extractive industries. In addition, we work to ensure that the federal and state agencies perform their responsibilities to enforce the law. Read more.
Natural Gas Pipelines
The fracking boom in West Virginia and Pennsylvania has spurred a number of pipeline proposals that would cut through West Virginia, Virginia and other parts of the region. We are working with private landowners, environmental partners and others to monitor the regulatory and legal process to ensure that property rights are protected and the environmental impact of these pipelines is properly assessed before they are constructed. Read more.