Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center


FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE IN THE COALFIELDS


FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE IN THE COALFIELDS

The Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that fights for justice in the coalfields by representing coal miners and their families on issues of black lung and mine safety and by working with grassroots groups and individuals to protect the land and people from misuse and degradation caused by extractive industries.


The Appalachian Voice: Battling for Black Lung Benefits

ACLC attorney Evan Smith was quoted in Kevin Ridder's article about the impending decrease in funding for federal black lung benefits.  Unless Congress acts before the end of the year, tax revenues to compensate disabled coal miners and their widows will be cut by...

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Since our founding, ACLC has served the needs of hundreds of coal miners, their families, and residents of the coalfields. We have addressed the legacy issues of coal mining through litigation, policy advocacy, and direct outreach work with impacted coal miners and community members.
 
We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, suggestions, or anything else that would further our work in this region and beyond.

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