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Appalachian Center for the Economy & the Environment – A regional law and policy organization that works with individual citizens and grassroots citizens’ groups to clarify, analyze and act on the environmental and economic issues that affect West Virginia.

Bottle Bill Resource Guide

Citizens for Alternatives to Longview Power (CALP)

Community and Environmental Defense Services

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

Energy Efficient West Virginia

Green Cars

Heizer / Manila Watershed Organization

Interfaith Climate Change NetworkFaith-based action on Global Warming

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research  IEER’s latest book, Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, by Arjun Makhijani, is now available for free download on the web at This book, done in partnership with the Nuclear Policy Research Institute, presents a roadmap for how a zero-CO2 U.S. economy can be achieved within the next 30-50 years without the use of nuclear power, without acquiring carbon credits from other countries, with technologies that are now available or foreseeable, and at reasonable cost.

Mountain Top Removal and the “Clean Coal” myth – Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

Our Water WV

Progressive Organizations in West Virginia

Student Environmental Action Coalition

Turning Green Degrees into Sustainable Careers

West Virginia Environmental CouncilA statewide environmental coalition

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy – Oldest environmental action group in the state; main focus on forestry issues

West Virginia Rivers CoalitionConcerned with keeping clean and protecting the running waters of the state

Union of Concerned Scientists


Alliance for Democracy

Americans United to Protect Social Security

The Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Voting and Democracy

Democracy Matters

Green Democrats Network

Harrison County Democracy For America

MapLight: U.S. Congress Campaign Contributions and Voting Database

Mid-Ohio Valley Progressives

Move On PAC

National Do Not Call Registry

National Institute on Money in State Politics – Find out who’s funding your elected officials’ campaigns

Network of Citizens

Open Secrets  Your Guide to Money in US Elections

Progressive Organizations in West Virginia

Progressive States Network

Pants On Fire – Documenting Bush Lies

Project Vote Smart – Find out how your political leaders voted on important issues

Public Campaign – Find out how to change over to “clean money” elections

Voter Verification Newsletter

West Virginia Blue

WV for Democracy

West Virginia Legislature

Health Care Reform

Americans for Insurance Reform

Medicaid Matters

Physicians for a National Health Program

The Prescription Access Litigation Project

Universal Health Care Action Network – National coalition for universal health care

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

Consumer Protection

Consumer Federation of America – National reports and recommendations on pro-consumer federal and state policies


Social Justice

The Dunn Foundations

Class Action Links – Helpful and organized links to Class Action news and resources on the Web. All links are reviewed personally for substantive content.

Appalachian Center for the Economy & the Environment A regional law and policy organization that works with individual citizens and grassroots citizens’ groups to clarify, analyze and act on the environmental and economic issues that affect West Virginia.

Appalachian Women’s Alliance – Promoting women’s issues in WV and other states in the region

Patriots for Peace – An organization dedicated to mobilizing West Virginians to reclaim and defend American values of peace, justice and democracy at home and abroad.

Direct Action Welfare Group

The Job Gap

Legal Aid of West Virginia

Outrageous Times Blog

Prevent Child Abuse, WV

Project South – Building a Movement

Social Security Central

Students for Social Security

The Goat Rope

WV Peace News Net – network of peace groups and individuals in West Virginia who are working to end the Iraq War.

Workers Independent News Service

Women’s Voices. Women Vote


Daily Kos



Freeway Blogger

Jim Hightower

Oil and Gas at Your Door

Save the Internet – West Virginia and United States Falling Behind in Internet Speed

Try This West Virginia: 100-plus Ideas for Healthier West Virginia Communities

Razing Appalachia

West Virginia Farmers’ Market Association

West Virginia Surface Owners’ Guide To Oil and Gas
Second Edition — 2004/2005

West Virginia Surface Owners’ Rights Organization provides information and resources (such as the West Virginia Surface Owners’ Guide To Oil and Gas) to landowners.

WV Peace News Net  Monthly news and information for the peace movement.