A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

The Appalachian Voice


The Whitewater Spirit

kayak runs waterfall

These accomplished women paddlers are making a a positive impact on the region’s rivers and those who navigate them.

Rallying Against Pipelines

Protestor speaks at protest

On May 17 and 18, Appalachian Voices participated in two massive events where Virginians called on state leaders to stop construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and to block the Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station slated for the community of Union Hill.

New Coalition Aims to Reform Energy Policy in Virginia

Tom Cormons gives speech

In early May, we joined eight other organizations representing a wide range of public policy ideologies to introduce the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition aimed at lowering prices and increasing choices for ratepayers while improving the environment.

Enter to Design the Label for “Power to the People” Pilsner

We’re teaming up with Wild Wolf Brewery to highlight the importance of ensuring an equitable transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy future. Join the effort by submitting a label design for the new Power to the People Pilsner!

Progress on Coal Ash in North Carolina

On April 1, we celebrated the welcome news that the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality ordered Duke Energy to excavate the six coal ash sites in the state that did not already have cleanup plans in place.

Energy News Bites

The EPA did not update oil & gas waste rules despite protest, and is expected to change air pollution calculations to decrease health damage estimates. South Carolina passed an electric co-op transparency bill; West Virginia issued a pipeline permit without public input; and Murray Energy lost a labor rights appeal.

Campaign to End Duke Energy’s Monopoly in N.C.

Bobby Jones

North Carolina residents and environmental groups including Appalachian Voices launched the
Energy Justice NC Coalition to promote energy choice and end monopoly control of the state’s utility structure.

Now Hiring!

Appalachian Voices is hiring three new positions to help us achieve our goal of bringing energy democracy to the region!

Farewell Lauren

We bid a fond farewell to Lauren Essick, a longtime team member with a passion for sustainability and energy justice.

States Tackle Environmental and Energy Issues

With state legislative sessions underway across Appalachia, here are some energy and environmental bills to keep an eye on.