(Appalachian Research Initiative for Environmental Science
) was formed to address the environmental impacts of the discovery, development, production, and use of energy resources in Appalachia and is under the direction of the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech. Click the following title to download iARIES' most recent sponsored report, Reevaluation of the Impact of Coal Mining on the Virginia State Budget
, by the Ohio State University professors of Economics Michael D. Farren and Mark D. Partridge.
, in cooperation with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)
, is sponsoring the 2015 Environmental Considerations in Energy Production Conference
(ECEP) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 20- 23, 2015. The call for papers for the 2015 meeting is now closed.
The 2015 conference is a follow up on the 2013 ECEP symposium held in Charleston, West Virginia. (Proceedings volume is available from SME at this link.)
Learn more about ARIES
and the research and researchers it supports at YouTube
is a research consortium representing West Virginia University, Marshall University, University of Kentucky, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and consultants in Epidemiology and Occupational Health (which includes faculty from Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University). It also includes researchers from and is managed by Virginia Tech.
The formation of ARIES
was announced on March 31, 2011. It received immediate support, including endorsement by the then governors of five Appalachian states (click this link to learn more