Vaccines, Jobs, Environmental Clean Up

East Kentuckians with diabetes/prediabetes describe benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine, White House’s Gina McCarthy talks investment in coal-dependent communities, two studies show job potential from capping orphan gas wells, cleaning up abandoned mine lands.

A New Deal For Appalachia

Speakers at the January 12th ReImagine Appalachia Strategy Summit describe their policy blueprint for creating a New Deal – a green economy with good paying jobs in Appalachia, followed by comments from the mayors of Pittsburgh and Huntington who support a “Marshall Plan for Middle America” to redevelop the Ohio River Valley region. Several of […]

The NET Plan For Coal Communities

Over 80 local, regional and national leaders worked together for several years to develop the National Economic Transition, or NET, platform which was released to the public this summer. Built on community driven solutions, it is a framework for large scale investments to assist communities hardest hit by the changing coal economy. Heidi Binko, executive […]

We Can ReImagine Appalachia

Members of ReImagine Appalachia, a coalition of policy organizations, grassroots groups, individuals and activists from West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, offer ideas at a March convening for building a 21rst century sustainable regional economy. That is followed by a July 21rst press conference announcing the ReImagine Appalachia policy Blueprint and calling for large scale […]