Kentucky’s Harlan County, perhaps best known for its mining history, is also home to a wonderful old-growth forest preserve with several hiking trails.
Residents along the path of major new and proposed interstate fracked-gas pipelines share their stories.
Local residents are monitoring pipeline construction along the routes of several major projects. Some people are checking on the health of impacted streams, and others are deploying aerial surveillance.
Citizen scientists surveil water quality near active and former coal mines to hold companies accountable to the law.
Public interest groups are building political will to counter electric utilities’ influence in state governments.
This roughly 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone River in southern West Virginia and gives hikers a taste of the wild.
The grassroots environmental group has helped to protect the natural resources within the Jefferson National Forest for 20 years.
Tree-sits, legal battles and more have sprung up in response to the natural gas pipelines being proposed and built across the region.
Plans for cracker plants and a gas liquids storage hub could lead to a toxic plastics industry in Appalachia.
As the threat posed by the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid grows, so do efforts to save “the redwood of the East.”