The Alliance For Appalachia

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Formed in the spring of 2006, The Alliance for Appalachia is a collaboration of thirteen organizations across Central Appalachia working to bring an end to mountaintop removal coal mining, support a sustainable and just economy in Appalachia, highlight the dangers and true costs of dependence on coal, and move the nation towards a new ethic of conservation, efficiency and renewable energy.

The Alliance For Appalachia is using a number of complementary strategies including grassroots organizing, leadership development, strategic communications, alliance building, research and litigation.

The Alliance For Appalachia believes their campaign to abolish mountaintop removal mining is an important element in the national effort for progressive, systemic change in our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental policies. [1]

Group details

Location: Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Group website: The Alliance for Appalachia
Contact: allianceforappalachia [at]

Grassroots Organizations:
Coal River Mountain Watch
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Save Our Cumberland Mountains
Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

Partner Organizations:
Appalachian Citizens Law Center
Appalachian Voices
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED)
Sierra Club Central Appalachia Environmental Justice Program


More information on the campaign to end mountaintop removal at


  1. The Alliance For Appalachia website, accessed August 2008.

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