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 the central Appalachian region. WVHC's monthly
publication, the HIGHLANDS VOICE, documents many of these efforts from
administrative and legal attempts to defend the original intent of the Surface
Mine Act and Clean Water Act, to preventing acid mine drainage and insisting on
adequate fi nancial guarantees to cover the cost of reclamation at mined sites.
Key to our work on mountaintop removal is our longtime effort to prohibit the
dumping of mine waste into headwater streams, a critical factor in minimizing
the size and impact of large-scale mining.
Cindy Rank, WVHC Mining Committee
HC 78 Box 227, Rock Cave, WV 26234
Phone & Fax: 304-924-5802