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 NEW REPUBLIC: For Fossil Fuel Companies, Bankruptcy Is a Bailout

The New Republic's recent article about coal bankruptcy discusses the ability of coal companies to offset liabilities and skirt obligations, leaving local communities the bear the burden of environmental violations and job losses. Deputy Director Mary Cromer's...

IEEFA ENERGY FINANCE 2020: Coal Mine Closures

ACLC's deputy director Mary Cromer presented at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis' Energy Finance 2020 virtual conference this week. She presented alongside Shannon Anderson of the Powder River Basin Resource Council. The presentation covered...

Welcome

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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