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West Virginia Environmental Issues

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining:

In 2002, the Sierra Club hired a community organizer to cover the coalfield communities of the Appalachian states under the Club's Environmental Justice Program (

King coal has perpetuated a program of abusing the land, then abusing the people for over a 100 years.  Coalfield communities in southern West Virginia are subject to increased season flooding, destruction of local clean water sources, the danger of over-weight coal trucks, decreasing value of personal property due to coal dust and living in the shadows of huge coal-sludge impoundments.

Helping our local communities to address these and over coalfield issues is our Environmental Justice Resource Staff Bill Price.  To get involved in the good fight against King Coal, contact Bill via the number or email address below.

Bill Price
Sierra Club
922 Quarrier St, Suite 304
Charleston, WV  25301-2653
Phone: (304) 342-3182


West Virginia Wilderness Campaign

A joint campaign initiated by the West Virginia Sierra Club, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, and The Wilderness Society.  For more information on the campaign contact Matt Keller, WV Wilderness Organizer, at or visit the campaign website at

Currently, endorsements are needed from local businesses that will benefit from the added recreational opportunities of new wilderness areas in West Virginia.

For more information, please contact Dave Saville:
West Virginia Wilderness Coalition
P.O. Box 569
Morgantown, WV  26507-0569
Phone: (304) 284-9548


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