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N.C. Lawmakers Favor Fracking

Stokes County, N.C., resident Tracey Edwards speaks in favor of a moratorium on fracking during a meeting of the Walnut Cove Board of Commissioners earlier this month.

A small but growing list of localities have passed anti-fracking moratoriums, but state lawmakers are encouraging natural gas drilling. [Read more]

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Appalachian Voices is seeking a full-time N.C. Energy Savings Outreach Coordinator and part-time Graphics and Digital Communications Assistant. [Learn more]

Weatherization Season


Making your home more energy efficient is a hands-on approach to reducing your carbon footprint, and staying cozy as cool winds blow. [Check out these tips]

Coalfields Expressway

The approximate route of the proposed Coalfields Expressway would traverse southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia. Map courtesy Virginia Department of Transportation

A possible route for a Virginia highway project raises questions about the relationship between coal mining and roads. [Read the story]