Projects

Coal River Mountain Watch is working on multiple fronts to fight mountaintop removal coal mining and build the movement for environmental justice in Appalachian communities impacted by coal mining.

  • Save Coal River Mountain: The ongoing campaign to save the last mountain in the Coal River watershed from mountaintop removal.  This includes our proposal for a wind farm on Coal River Mountain, as an alternative to mountaintop removal mining
  • Citizen Enforcement: We are training citizens to challenging mining permits and putting pressure on the Department of Environmental Protection to do their job: properly regulate mining and prosecute permit violations.
  • Marsh Fork Elementary: A successful campaign to move Marsh Fork Elementary School out from under a coal sludge impoundment.
  • Sustainable Energy and Economic Diversification (SEED): An effort to develop alternative energy and economic options and work towards a post-coal future.
  • Sludge Safety Project: A joint project with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition to improve water quality by eliminating underground coal slurry injection and coal sludge impoundments.
  • Tadpole Project: A project to restore the Marsh Fork of the Big Coal River and to foster community pride in the river.