In 2010 EQAT launched its first campaign —Bank Like Appalachia Matters (BLAM!)
EQAT asked PNC Bank, a historically Quaker bank with whom our community has had a long relationship, to withdraw financing from corporations who engage in mountaintop removal coal mining. The campaign began with a meeting with Regional President of PNC Bank, J. William Mills, who insisted PNC would not take any action to curb their investments. EQAT waged an escalating series of actions until PNC met our demands in 2015.
Below is a brief history of the campaign. For a more detailed timeline, click below.