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Bad Court Ruling on Mountaintop Removal

March 7, 2014: US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the US Army Corps of Engineers is free to ignore evidence of cancer, birth defects, and chronic heart and lung diseases when it issues permits to strip-mining operators. ·         The ruling affirms that the Kentucky Division of Mine Permits “has the means to address […]

Ache Team Member Awarded Scholarship

We at ACHE are proud to announce our Cary Beth Reed has been chosen as a recipient of the Emerge Scholarship.  This scholarship will help Cary complete her degree and allow her to be in a position to help others of social disadvantage rise above their challenges. Upon completion of her Master’s Degree she hopes […]

US House of Representatives Passes Bill to Allow More MTR

This past Tuesday, March 25, 2014  the US House of Representatives voted and passed a bill, (HR 2824) to prevent the Obama administration from writing stream protection regulations that would help protect citizens health living beneath and near mountaintop removal operations. During the debate democrats stood on the floor in opposition, with many of them […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Images: Mountain Top Removal Blast (sequence)