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A Burning Issue: The Health Costs of Coal Ash

David Hairston

Coal ash has been linked to a number of health problems, and community concerns have spurred researchers from the University of North Carolina to investigate drinking water wells in the state.


Bill Could Boost Funding to Reclaim Abandoned Mines

Community advocates traveled to Washington, D.C.

If passed, the RECLAIM Act could provide much needed funding to clean up abandoned mine lands and prepare these sites for economically beneficial uses.


Connecting the Economic Dots in Southwest Virginia

During breakout sessions, attendees discussed solar energy, agriculture, health and more.

Appalachian Voices participated in a recent summit on economic diversification in Southwest Virginia.