Kentucky Coal Mining
The Dark Side & What They Don't Want You To Know.
Kentucky Resources Council is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. Committed to protection of the quality of Kentuckys environment and providing legal and technical assistance without cost to Kentucky individuals, community organizations and local governments on air, waste, water, and resource extraction issues.
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is a community of people taking action for justice.
Kentucky Heartwood is a non-profit volunteer group that seeks to protect and restore the integrity, stability, and beauty of Kentuckys native forests and biotic communities through research, education, advocacy, and non-violent intervention.
End Mountaintop Removal
Through iLoveMountains.org, 7 grassroots organizations from 5 Appalachian states have come together to use cutting edge technology to inform and involve Americans in their efforts to save the mountains. These organizations are listed below, along with allied organizations that make critical contributions to the effort to end mountaintop removal.
Appalachian Citizens Law Center
The Appalachian Citizens Law Center is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to persons and citizens groups who have legal issues related to coal mining, logging, drilling, and other resource-related practices in Central Appalachia. Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Keeper of the Mountains Foundation
Keeper of the Mountains Foundation was created to fund Larry Gibsons efforts to preserve and foster the values of mountain culture. Larry Gibsons family has lived on or near Kayford Mountain since the late 1700s. Since 1986, thousands of people have visited Larry to witness the continuous, slow motion destruction of Kayford Mountain by mountaintop removal.
Black Diamonds charts the escalating drama in Appalachia over the alarming increase in large mountaintop coal mines. These mammoth operations have covered 1200 miles of headwater streams with mining waste; demolished thousands of acres of hardwood forest; and flattened hundred of Appalachian mountain peaks. Citizen testimony and visual documentation interwoven with the perspectives of government officials, activists, and scientists create a riveting portrait of an American region fighting for its life--caught between the grinding wheels of the national appetite for cheap energy and an enduring sense of Appalachian culture, pride, and natural beauty.
Citizens Coal Council
The Citizens Coal Council is a grassroots citizens group and individuals who work for social and environmental justice. The Citizens Coal Council and its members strive to: Protect people, homes, water, communities, and the environment from coal mining damage. Restore law and order by enforcing the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
Footprints For Peace
FootPrints for Peace is a global community of friends who are dedicated to creating change through peaceful action. We organize events throughout the world that bring together in solidarity a moving community to deepen our understanding of spiritual, cultural, and environmental issues. Our aim is to educate, inspire, and empower individuals and communities in building a sustainable future.
I love Mountains
Local, state, and regional organizations across Appalachia are working together to end mountaintop removal and create a prosperous future for the region. Through iLoveMountains.org, members of the Alliance for Appalachia have come together to use cutting edge technology to inform and involve Americans in their efforts to save mountain and communities.