Regulatory Enforcement Committee
Mission: The Enforcement committee works to attain strong regulation from any agencies that have oversight of strip mining and all the dangerous phases of the coal cycle on both state and federal levels. To achieve regular and thorough execution of strong regulations by state and federal agencies.
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Week In Washington
The annual End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington is an event organized by The Alliance for Appalachia, bringing together over 150 citizens from the Appalachian region and across the nation who care deeply about health, clean water and land, and social justice. The Week in Washington is an integral part of our work to connect resident to the halls of power in DC, with participants attending meetings with congresspeople and senators of both parties from nearly every state as well as meetings with officials as federal agency.
You can learn more about the Clean Water Protection Act here.
Appalachian Citizen Enforcement (ACE) Project
The Appalachian Citizens Enforcement (ACE) project is a new initiative to strengthen regional coordination among local citizens water monitoring efforts and those regulatory enforcement work. The project will help groups communicate about best practices for environmental monitoring, provide one another with tools for recruiting volunteers, provide an organized, regional data storage system along with an equipment library.
The ACE project will allow us to strengthen our ongoing enforcement work. This project will provide us with leverage to create
state-level legal precedent and provide through data and testimonials for federal and state level comment periods and rule changes to strengthen protection for the environment and communities of Appalachia. We will be able to push for stricter water quality mandates, as well as stronger enforcement of existing law by providing this data clearinghouse for legal and policy experts.