June 25, 2019
In Pennington Gap, Va., Ron and Jill Carson are celebrating local African-American history and hosting public conversations about race. “We’re trying to heal the world, to get people to talk about it,” says Ron Carson. “Because if you don’t reveal, you can’t heal.”
After public outcry, the federal Labor and Agriculture departments have decided not to close 25 Job Corps centers, which employ over 1000 workers in rural America. The centers teach vocational skills to thousands of underprivileged Americans aged 18 to 24 as well as providing academic opportunities and social guidance.
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This week, several folks from Appalachia are joining others from coal-impacted communities around the country in Washington, D.C. Their mission: to lobby as concerned citizens for the passage of the RECLAIM Act.
Appalachian Voices and partner groups took legal action this month to compel owners of 15 coal facilities to stop illegal discharges of toxic substances including aluminum and selenium into West Virginia waters.
Duke Energy is still pushing a deceptive bill in the NC legislature that would allow the monopoly utility to raise electric rates more easily, with fewer public hearings and less oversight.
The natural gas industry would like us to think that their product is a “bridge fuel” from dirty coal and oil to cleaner sources. Don’t fall for it. We pull back the curtain on this false narrative to show that gas is just as dangerous—or even more dangerous—than other other fossil fuels.
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In denying a water quality permit to Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed Southgate extension, North Carolina environmental regulators said the pipeline company was trying to rush the permit through without supplying key information, like the pipeline route.
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Appalachian Voices' 2018 Annual Report, A Force for Change, highlights some of our greatest accomplishments since the beginning of 2018 and demonstrates how we are working to honor our supporters' commitment to the region and our mission.
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