June 16, 2018
Public opposition to the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines continues: tree sitters have staged protests, and the legal battles against these hazardous projects are gaining momentum. Photo courtesy of Appalachians Against Pipelines
Low-income families will be hit hardest by a new rate structure for energy costs passed by the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Board of Directors, despite objections from many citizens and organizations, including Appalachian Voices.
Meet some of Appalachia’s special pollinators that help sustain our food crops and other plants. Other stories in this issue explore the actions citizens can take to help curb the threats to these crucial species.
While coal companies are required to restore the vegetation around former mining sites, many are either doing the bare minimum or avoiding paying for mine site reclamation altogether.
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The Appalachian Voices' Energy Savings team is delighted to announce our five finalists for the High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest. These five don’t qualify for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program but are still in need of home improvements that will save them money on energy bills.
As if you needed another reason to oppose the pipeline: omissions and errors in the permitting process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline may result in cultural erasure in historic African-American communities.