About Mountaintop Removal:

  • Plundering Appalachia
    A collection of photography and essays on mountaintop removal
  • I Love Mountains
    An action and resource database for those interested in learning about mountaintop removal and getting involved in the fight to end it.
  • The Strip Mining Handbook
    A citizen's guide to understanding and using federal law (the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act) to fight strip mining.
  • Appalachia Mountaintop Removal Tours
    More information about tours for alternative spring breaks, church and school groups.


Regulatory Agencies:


About the Coal River Valley

  • Journey Up Coal River
    JUCR is an interactive mapping project that combines music, audio, photography and the written word to tell the story of the Coal River Valley, W.Va.
  • Tending the Commons
    Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia incorporates 718 excerpts from original sound recordings, 1,256 photographs, and 10 manuscripts from the American Folklife Center's Coal River Folklife Project (1992-99) documenting traditional uses of the mountains in Southern West Virginia's Big Coal River Valley.


Music & Film


Other organizations fighting mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia (not a complete list)