What is the RAC?
The Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition (RAC) is a multi-state coalition comprised of Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, Appalachian Voices, Coalfield Development Corporation, and Rural Action, with technical assistance and added capacity provided by Downstream Strategies. Established in 2017 to promote Innovative Mine Reclamation in Appalachia, our coalition has effectively secured over $12.4 million in AML Pilot funds, leveraging approximately $11.5 million in additional funds. This success has cemented our coalition as a thought leader and indispensable resource for communities in the field. We provide expert resources to Appalachian coalfield communities to identify, develop, and fund innovative reclamation projects while supporting the growth of a regional community of practice and advocating for a more just and equitable implementation of federal funds through AML Pilot.
Read about a few of our project highlights HERE.
News & Updates
On October 31, 2019, the RAC released its latest report, “A New Horizon: Innovative Reclamation for a Just Transition.” Check it out here: http://reclaimingappalachia.org/reports/
The RAC’s next webinar, “Innovative Reclamation Projects Across the Appalachian Region,” will take place on October 31, where we will be discussing multiple projects the group has been working on throughout 2019. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8112767838218194444