Ohioans for Health, Environment and Justice (OHEJ) is a statewide alliance with the goal of providing Ohioans a means for building statewide grassroots power to act on concerns of interest to Ohioans. Right now, OHEJs primary focus is working to make Environmental Justice a priority in the State of Ohio through EJ legislation and regulatory reform. OHEJ is a volunteer association of representatives from local community groups and from the social justice, civil rights, environmental, faith-based, and organized labor communities and an emerging list of other groups with similar interests.
The Center for Coalfield Justice was formed as the "Tri-State Citizens Mining Network" in 1994 by a coalition of grassroots groups and individuals concerned about the effects coal mining had on communities and the environment. The people involved recognized the need to work together to build a strong voice in the coalfield community. By working together, the groups provide mutual support for local events and share information beneficial in each group’s efforts. Tri-State was incorporated in 1999 and re-organized into Center for Coalfield Justice in 2007. The Center for Coalfield Justice consists of individual members and Member Groups, and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Center currently has two full-time employees on staff.
The mission of Coal River Mountain Watch is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities.
The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, formed in 1987, is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to organize and maintain a diverse grassroots organization dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the environment through education, grassroots organizing and coalition building, leadership development and media outreach. Our work encompasses much of West Virginia.