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United States Scientists Link Mountaintop Removal To Fish Killoff In West Virginia      

The New EPA Emissions Regs & Mountaintop Removal: It’s Not What You Think

A great deal has been written in the past week about the new EPA emissions standards for Carbon Dioxide. Predictably, the coal industry has squealed and screamed (to anyone who would listen to them and still treat them as even remotely trustworthy, i.e. the industry’s captive media in West Virginia) that the new regulations mean […]

Dust-choked MTR Site

The A.C.H.E. Act: What’s At Stake

People unfamiliar with the day-to-day horrors of Mountaintop Removal coal extraction may wonder what all the fuss is about. This is what all the fuss is about. Watch this brief excerpt from Francine Cavenaugh and Adams Wood’s brilliant documentary “On Coal River.” Pay close attention to the segment showing the toxic dust cloud that pours […]

Mitch McConnell’s Insult To Appalachia

Last night (20 May 2014), Senator Addison a/k/a/ “Mitch” McConnell delivered his victory speech after a grueling primary challenge that threatened his political future. In the course of that address, he delivered some of the most insulting comments ever directed to the people who have to live with the depredation, disease and death that the […]

Mountaintop Removal Affecting Outer Banks Crab Population

Mountaintop Removal Mining perpetuates the vivacious cycle of our archaic practice of burning the dirtiest of all fossil fuels which greatly contribute to rising global temperatures. Global Warming is bulking up crabs on pollution that pours out of coal processing plants and factories with some of the acidity settling in the oceans, turning the tough […]

Is your House Representative a co-sponsor of the ACHE Act?

Check to see if your House representative is a co-sponsor of HR 526 The ACHE Act.  If they are, thank them.  If they are not, call and ask them to co-sponsor HR 526. To find your representatives contact info click our “Take Action” link. Please consider a donation to help us continue our work […]

Two New Research Abstracts on MTR and Human Health

Full manuscripts to be published later this year.   Carcinoma Tumor Formation Sudjit Luanpitpong1,2, Michael Chen1,2, Travis Kneuckles3, Juhuo Luo4, Michael Hendryx4, and Yon Rojanasakul1,2 1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, 3Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Science, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; 4School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana […]

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 […]