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Can Appalachian communities count on you?

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Over the past year, we’ve been busy protecting our land and water from the impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining and building a new economic future for our region.

While the coal industry’s downturn has slowed mining in Appalachia and allowed space for new conversations about our region’s future, mountaintop removal is not finished. We have yet to see how Donald Trump’s administration may impact our fight.

You can help ensure we move forward by making a year-end donation to iLoveMountains.org. Here are a few issues we will focus on with your support in the coming year.

The final Stream Protection Rule was released this week, in the final days of the Obama administration. Its aim is to protect public waterways from the impacts of mountaintop removal and other forms of coal mining. In 2017, the rule will be under immense threat from the Trump administration and coal’s supporters in Congress.

Your tax-deductible donation will help our work to keep the rule in place.

Throughout 2016, the RECLAIM Act gained support throughout the region. Nearly 30 local government entities across Central Appalachia have passed resolutions in support of the bill, which would direct $1 billion toward reclaiming mined land and repurposing it for economic development projects. We will make sure this bill continues to move forward in the next Congress.

Our communities are counting on us. Can we count on you to support our work?

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