ReImagine Appalachia Q&A
The recently unveiled ReImagine Appalachia campaign is a multi-faceted effort to expand economic opportunity in the region while reducing greenhouse gas emissions deriving from area extraction industries. Boosted by a broad and diverse coalition of organizations from West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio, ReImagine Appalachia’s steering committee hosted a lively real-time Q&A session via Twitter on July 23.
Participants responded to questions on the campaign’s policy blueprint as well as its potential impact on a vibrant if underserved region of the country. Though their answers varied, contributors agreed that the proposed “Green New Deal” can fight climate change and significantly improve Appalachia’s economy: