For years, it was impossible to track the spread of mountaintop removal coal mining in Central Appalachia over the course of time. But now, 30 years of satellite imagery and other data show how the destructive practice is encroaching on our people. Explore the maps and learn more about the Communities at Risk from mountaintop removal. [ Check out the tool. ]
Our interactive health mapping feature shows how residents living near mountaintop removal coal mining suffer higher cancer rates and have shorter life spans than other citizens.
You've heard from Ann League in Tennessee about a great victory for our mountains. And Kentucky's Stanley Sturgill invited you to take action to protect Appalachian's water. These new voices are a part of our continued efforts here at iLoveMountains.org to bring you stories and critical actions directly from Appalachian leaders themselves. Meet the voices of iLoveMountains.org
Half-measures are unacceptable when the health of entire communities are on the line. Tell the EPA to issue legally binding standards for conductivity under the Clean Water Act.