Appendix H: Local and State Organizations that Work with SMCRA

Local and State Organizations

that Work with SMCRA




Black Warrior Riverkeeper

712 37th Street South 

Birmingham, AL 35222 

P) (205) 458-0095

F) (205) 458-0094

Mission: To protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. Currently fighting permits for improperly located coal mines and working to hold polluting coal mines accountable


Friends of Hurricane Creek

P.O. Box 40836 

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 

P) (205) 233-1680

F) (205) 507-0867

Mission: To promote the protection and rehabilitation of Hurricane Creek and its watershed.




Alaskans for Responsible Mining

810 N Street #203

Anchorage, AK  99501 

P) (907) 277-0005

F) (907) 277-0990


Cook Inletkeeper

308 G Street, Suite 219 

Anchorage, AK 99501 

P) (907) 235-4068

F) (907) 235- 4069



Illinois Sierra Mining Committee

Joyce Blumenshine, Acting Chair

2419 E. Reservoir

Peoria, IL  61614-8029 

P) (309)688-0950

Committee members are involved in fighting longwall, room & pillar, and strip mines permits.



Appalachian Citizens' Law Center

317 Main Street

Whiteburg, KY 41858



Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

P.O. Box 1450  

London, Kentucky 40743  

P) (606) 878-2161  

F) (606) 878-5714

KFTC works for a new balance of power and a just society.  Its Canary Project is building awareness about the dangers from coal, developing skills we need to protect our communities and homes, and working for a new economy to sustain, instead of exploit, our communities.


Sierra Club, Cumberland Chapter

P.O. Box 1368 

Lexington, KY  40588-1368 

P) (859) 296-4335

Northern Plains Resource Council
220 South 27th Street, Suite A
Billings, Montana  59101
P) (406) 248-1154
F) (406) 248-2110
Northern Plains organizes Montana citizens at the grassroots to protect water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life.


Dakota Resource Council

P.O. Box 1095 

Dickinson, ND 58602 

P) (701) 483-2851

F) (701) 483-2854

 Mission: To form enduring, democratic local groups that empower people to influence decision-making processes that affect their lives.




Meigs Citizens Action Now!

48360 Carmel Road 

Racine, Ohio  45771 

P) (740)-416-2694

A grassroots community group who reject the unfair burden of toxic industries sited in their community and embraces a future of economic prosperity that keeps our soil and water-- and our children—healthy.



Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds

9697 Loop Rd. 

Alexandria, PA 16611 

P) (814) 669-4244

F) (814) 669-1323

A grant-making foundation that invests in efforts to protect healthy, natural streams around the state.


Mountain Watershed Association

P.O. Box 408 

Melcroft, PA 15462 

P) (724) 455-4200

F) (724) 455-4201

 A non-profit, tax-exempt community-based Pennsylvania corporation concerned with the preservation, protection, and conservation of the Indian Creek Watershed and surrounding areas.




Save Our Cumberland Mountains

Main Office

P O BOX 479

Lake City, TN 37769 

P) (865) 426-9455

F) (865) 426-9289

Mission: To assist Tennessee residents to protect, defend and improve the quality of life in their communities and across the state: including stopping the devastation caused by mining.


United Mountain Defense

Knoxville, TN 

P.O. Box 20363

Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 

P) (865) 689-2778

 A nonprofit organization committed to halting mountaintop removal coal mining.




Coal River Mountain Watch

P) (304) 854-2182

Mission: to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities.


Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

PO Box 6753 

Huntington, WV 25773-6753.

P) (304) 522-0246

OVEC works to end mountaintop removal, water contamination from coal slurry injection, and improve the enforcement of mining laws. It works in much of West Virginia and portions of southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.


West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

Cindy Rank

WVHC Mining Committee

HC 78 Box 227

Rock Cave, WV 26234 

P) (304) 924-5802

Formed in 1967, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is the state's oldest environmental advocacy organization. For four decades the Conservancy has been a leader in citizen efforts on a variety of mining issues critical to protecting the environment and life in WV.

Powder River Basin Resource Council

934 N. Main St.

Sheridan, WY 82801 

P) (307) 672-5809

F) (307) 672-5800

Appalachian Center for the Economy & the Environment
P.O. Box 507

Lewisburg, WV 24901

P) (304) 645-9006

F) (304) 645-9008

Appalachian Voices

191 Howard St

Boone, NC 28607 

P) (828) 262-1500

Toll Free: 1-877-APP-VOICE

F) (828) 262-1540


Citizens Coal Council

P.O. Box 964

670 Jefferson Avenue 

Washington, PA 15301 

P) (724) 222-5602

F) (724) 222-5609

The Citizens Coal Council and its members strive to protect people, homes, water, communities, and the environment from coal mining damage, restore law and order by enforcing the federal SCMRA, and help each other win our issues.

Energy Minerals Law Center
1911 Main Avenue, Suite 238
Durango, Colorado 81301
P) (970) 247-9334
F) (970) 382-0316

A nonprofit law firm serving communities impacted by energy mining.

Mountain Justice

PO Box 86

Naoma, WV 25140 

Direct action organization working for world-wide awareness of Mountain Top Removal mining and its effects.


The Mountaintop Removal Road Show

608 Allen Ct. 

Lexington, KY 40505 

P) (859) 299-5669

A 22-minute slide show about the impacts of mountaintop removal on coalfield residents, communities and the environment that has been shown over 500 times in sixteen states since 2003.


Plains Justice
100 First Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
P) (319) 362-2120
100 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD  57069
P) (605) 659-0298
Plains Justice is an public interest environmental law center working for environmental justice and sustainable communities in the Northern Plains region of the U.S., including eastern Montana and Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. Our docket includes Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and energy policy work.
Southern Environmental Law Center
201 West Main St., Suite 14

Charlottesville, VA 22902-5065
P) (434) 977-4090
F) (434) 977-1483

Western Organization of Resource Councils
220 South 27th Street
Billings, MT  59101
P) (406) 252-9672
WORC has field offices in Montrose, Colorado; Lemmon, South Dakota; and Washington, DC. WORC’s mission is to advance the vision of a democratic, sustainable, and just society through community action. WORC is committed to building sustainable environmental and economic communities that balance economic growth with the health of people and stewardship of their land, water, and air resources.