January 21, 2017
The Trump administration’s approach to environmental and energy policy is dangerously shortsighted. Appalachian Voices will do all we can to protect our natural heritage and defend the communities of Appalachia, while advancing our positive agenda for a healthy, sustainable future. Photo by Kent Mason.
We're doing a little victory dance here at Appalachian Voices because Blue Ridge Outdoors' readers voted us the Best Environmental Organization in 2016. We’re honored and humbled, and we’ll do you proud in 2017 — and beyond.
Stand with conservationists and clean energy advocates across America in calling on the Senate to reject President Trump's energy and environment Cabinet picks whose polices would accelerate climate change and threaten public health, air and water quality, and our natural heritage.
A documentary by N.C. native Zach Galifianakis exposes how a tidal wave of political spending has transformed his home state into “one of the most regressive and intentionally belligerent states in the union.” Appalachian Voices is partnering with him to screen the film around the state.
Seven years in the making and vetted six ways to Sunday, the Stream Protection Rule would help safeguard communities from the ravages of mountaintop removal coal mining. The Trump administration and Congress would like to kill it, but we are banding together to defend the rule. Photo by Kent Mason
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The more than 1 million acres that have been damaged by surface coal mining in Appalachia pose many challenges, but they also hold great potential for reforestation and economic development.
Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Michael Regan as the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality. Regan pledged to develop greater transparency at the agency — signalling a welcome shift from the prior secretary’s approach to public engagement.
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