The CJA Member group The Alliance for Appalachia worked with Representative Raul M. Grijalva and the House Committee on Natural Resources, when the Congressman visited Mountain Top Removal sites in Virginia. Mountaintop removal mining severely damages public health and the environment. The House committee held a Congressional hearing on the ecological and health impacts of strip-mining in Central Appalachia today, on April 9, 2019:

We’re encouraged that the committee is taking this step. Some familiar folks testified and shared their experiences including Donna Branham from Lenore, WV, Carl Shoupe from Kentuckians For The Commonwealth from Benham, KY and Michael McCawley from the School of Public Health at West Virginia University.

 
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