Donate $50 or more & receive a Black Lung Kills t-shirt image

Donate $50 or more & receive a Black Lung Kills t-shirt

This year is ACLC's 20th Anniversary! Help us continue our work fighting for justice in the Appalachian coalfields!

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Donate now to support our miners' health and safety work!

Wear your free Black Lung Kills t-shirt to help us raise awareness about the black lung epidemic affecting current and retired coal miners across Central Appalachia.

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The Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that fights for justice in the coalfields by representing coal miners and their families on issues of black lung and mine safety and by working with grassroots groups and individuals to protect the land and people from misuse and degradation caused by extractive industries. The Center handles individual cases and engages in strategic litigation and policy work in the areas of mine safety and health, environmental protection, legacy costs of extractive industries on the people, land and economy of the Central Appalachian region, and sustainable energy.

Since our founding in late 2001, our organization has carried out its mission via three distinct avenues: litigation, advocacy, and organizing. ACLC represents and advocates on behalf of miners and widows in federal black lung and mine safety cases, represents individuals and communities struggling with the effects of environmental degradation caused by the coal industry, and facilitates coalition-building and organizing around moving our region towards a just economic transition.

Please help us continue this essential work to fight for justice for all Central Appalachian communities!