Archive for 2013

Dear Senator Rockefeller   Four years after the late Sen. Robert Byrd’s frank admission that “most members of Congress, like most Americans, oppose the practice” of mountaintop removal mining, “and we may not yet fully understand the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the health of our citizens.” In Byrd’s own words: It’s time to fully understand […]

Blasting toxins from above

What Do Ironman Triathlons and Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Have in Common? By Karyn Strickler

Completing an Ironman triathlon is a Herculean task with a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. I’ve trained for nearly seven total years, well over 13,000 miles, in order to realize the dream of crossing the finish line in my first Ironman triathlon. The thought of getting this monumental task done […]

WV Town Hall Bo Webb

ACHE Act takes on WV Coal Assoc. in TV Town Hall Broadcast ////////// Copy and Paste to your browser    

Bo Webb’s written testimony to the US Senate Sub Committee on Public Lands, Forest,and Mining

I appreciate this opportunity to submit my written testimony to the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining at its hearing to examine the current state of coal-generated electricity in U.S. power markets, and the challenges and opportunities the coal industry faces in the future. I believe there needs to be an honest and transparent […]

Bo Webb Op-Ed in Kentucky Paper   Note: please copy and paste in your web browser if link doesn’t work.

House Briefing on A.C.H.E. Act

On Tuesday, 23 April 2013, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) hosted a science briefing for members and staff of the House of Representatives regarding the underlying science supporting the Appalachian Communities Health Emergency (A.C.H.E.) Act. Here’s the video of his remarks:    

Jeff Biggers: Passing the A.C.H.E. Act is a No-Brainer

An excellent analysis of what makes the A.C.H.E. Act so important within the larger framework of attempts to bring justice to communities tormented by predatory industry:  

The A.C.H.E. Act Is Re-Introduced In The 113th Congress!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Appalachian Community Health Emergency Campaign     Contact: Bo Webb, Appalachian Community Health Emergency Campaign, 304.237.0065, Bob Kincaid, Appalachian Community Health Emergency Campaign, 304.640.6495, Maria Gunnoe, Appalachian Community Health Emergency Campaign, 304-245-8481(o), 304-989-9581(c),   House Representatives Introduce Bill to Address Appalachian Health Crisis and Stop Mountaintop Removal Bill […]

Naoma / Vivian Stockman

Images: Mountain Top Removal