Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center (ACLC) 2017-11-21T22:46:28+00:00

Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center (ACLC)

The Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center (ACLC) is a nonprofit law firm that fights for justice in the coalfields by representing coal miners and their families on issues of black lung and mine safety and by working with grassroots groups and individuals to protect the land and people from misuse and degradation caused by extractive industries.

ACLC handles individual cases and engages in strategic litigation and policy work in the areas of mine safety and health, environmental protection, and sustainable energy.


General Operations
Amount $30,000
Year(s) 2016-2017
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Research
Abandoned Mine Lands Initiative
Project to advance a transition to a just and sustainable economy by strategizing ways in which existing capital funds can be released to build community capacity and restore land damaged by abusive mining practices
Amount $25,000
Year(s) 2015
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Research