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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 […]

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:    

Video:House Bill HR 5959 The ACHE Act