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 lax enforcement and force stronger regulations, bringing precedent-setting litigation specifically designed to limit the destructive effects of fossil fuel extraction.
For over 15 years, we have fought the coal industry with great success. Read more.
Now the fracking boom in West Virginia and Pennsylvania has spurred several proposals for major natural gas infrastructure projects across our region. We are working with private landowners, environmental partners and others to fight these projects. Read more.