About the HOA! Campaign

UBS: Hands Off Appalachia! is an urban-based campaign demanding UBS stop financing companies that engage in mountaintop removal coal mining [MTR]. Hands Off Appalachia started in 2011 in Knoxville, TN as a part of the Mountain Justice movement. Our campaign involves strategic research, outreach, and direct action to apply public pressure on UBS to stop financing mountaintop removal.

UBS is a wealth management company based in Zurich, Switzerland. UBS has financed three of the top producers of mountaintop removal coal: Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal, and Patriot Coal. In 2011, they ranked as one of the top three financiers of mountaintop removal, just behind PNC and Citibank. Rainforest Action Network ranked UBS as the 11th largest coal financer in the world from 2005-2013.

Read our open letter to UBS.

Learn about our actions in Stamford, CT.

UBS Backs Away From Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining


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