A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Environmental Groups Sue Four Coal and Chemical Facilities

Environmental groups have sued three coal facilities and one chemical plant for the alleged illegal pollution of adjacent waterways.

Pipelines Continue to Face Obstacles

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As the Mountain Valley Pipeline continues to cause problems and spark protests, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces new legal troubles.

Taking on TVA

Communities are resisting the Tennessee Valley Authority’s frequent cost increases and lack of transparency and clean energy.

Ancestors: Honoring the Past Through Work in Black Cemeteries

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Writer Terran Sparkle Young describes her experience as a Black American learning about her family’s history and a local overgrown cemetery.

A Tale of Orchards Past

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Apple aficionado Tom Brown has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to saving Appalachia’s forgotten heirloom apples.

Preserving Historic African-American Cemeteries

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Communities across the region are working to document and preserve historic African-American cemeteries to keep them from becoming lost to history.

Blackjewel and Revelation Energy Coal Bankruptcy Raises Concerns for Workers and Mine Cleanup

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Two coal company bankruptcies in July resulted in retroactively withdrawn paychecks from coal miners and an unclear future for roughly 13,000 acres of unreclaimed mine land.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Public Comment Period Begins

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be accepting public comments on the 73-mile fracked-gas pipeline through Sept. 16, 2019.

Taking Energy Democracy to the People Through Tours

Alongside partner organizations and concerned citizens, Appalachian Voices launched an Energy Democracy Tour to educate residents in Virginia, North Carolina and the Tennessee Valley on how to take back their electric system from monopoly utilities.

The Trump Administration’s Environmental Record

A partial summary of President Donald Trump’s and his administration’s established track record of reducing environmental protections.