President Obama’s 2016 budget includes significant funds for economic renewal in Central Appalachia. The POWER+ Plan calls for investing in coal communities, workers and technology. Eric Dixon, Dee Davis, and Jason Bailey comment on the possible impact in the region.
Evan Smith – Don’t Forget Coalfields That Built Nation
East KY lawyer Evan Smith calls for freeing up funds, like AML Fund, and investing in coalfield communities that have contributed much to the nation.
Gerry Roll-Help Us Build New Coalfields Economy
Gerry Roll of Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky describes the community efforts and outside investment she believes will be needed to rebuild the coalfields
Wales To Appalachia – Use Opportunity For New Beginning
Folks from throughout the region came to Appalshop on Oct. 7 to listen to stories about economic renewal in the Welsh coalfields, and to talk together about what it will take to rebuild the Appalachian economy. Education and re-training, environmental reclamation, and increased investment by local and national partners were common themes. Dr. Helen Lewis, […]