Affected Communities

UBS: Hands Off Appalachia! is an urban based campaign in support of coal-impacted communities in Central Appalachia. Our support role includes not only opposing the financial sector’s support of mountaintop removal, but documenting and making available peoples’ stories and information related to specific communities suffering the pollution, health effects and plantation-style economies of mountaintop removal coal extraction.

HOA! understands that coal-impacted communities are rightfully concerned about what to do after MTR has been successfully outlawed. Our campaign actively supports locally-based transition work currently underway in Central Appalachia. HOA!, in conjunction with community members and through narrative and resource production, are walking with affected residents to answer the question: “What are we supposed to do, if not strip mine?”.

Active UBS-funded Mountaintop Removal Coal Mines

(James River Coal Company, Arch Coal, Patriot Coal Company, Alpha Natural Resources)

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