- Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) is an organization of concerned community members and their allies who are working to stop the destruction of our communities by surface coal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area, and to help rebuild sustainable communities.
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North Dakota and a large coal company filed a lawsuit to block this rule, which was released in December 2016 after nearly eight years of work and deliberation. Today, a coalition of local and national community and conservation groups filed … Continue reading
Virginia Groups Take Legal Action Over Federal Agency For Refusing To Allow Citizen Inspection of Coal Min
RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit appealing an Interior Board of Land Appealsâ€™ determination that upheld refusals by both the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the … Continue reading
Community Groups Settlement Forces A&G Coal Company to Treat Pollution Discharges Agreement addresses several pollution sources and advances community project
WISE COUNTY, VA â€“ Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, Sierra Club and Appalachian Voices today lodged a consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia resolving their 2014 Clean Water Act enforcement suit against Penn Virginia … Continue reading