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.


ACLC: Black Lung PSAs for Coal Miners

In partnership with UK-CARES, Appalshop & WMMT, SOAR, and United Medical Group, we released two PSA videos this week to provide critical information to miners with black lung disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both PSAs feature recommendations from Pikeville...

WYMT: Eastern Kentucky law center reflects on singer John Prine

ACLC's executive director Wes Addington was interviewed about the loss of John Prine and his legacy supporting coal communities. As many of you know, Mr. Prine sent the proceeds of his recent release, "My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight", to ACLC to support miners with...

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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