The Alliance for Appalachia

The Alliance for Appalachia is a regional coalition with the goals of ending a devastating form of coal mining called mountaintop removal, putting a halt to destructive coal technologies and supporting a sustainable and just economy in Appalachia.

The Alliance for Appalachia envisions a world in which residents of mountain communities are able to determine the futures of its communities; where political discourse is public, is welcomed, is impactful, and is free of corporate interests. The Alliance envisions a world in which all people have access to clean water, clean air, and a healthy land base–and a world in which these resources are owned and shared locally. The Alliance envisions a world in which successful development is measured by the degree to which local economies are robust and lasting, and in which diversity, collaboration, safe working conditions and self-empowerment are pillars of those economies.