A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Hannah Gillespie


Fracking Company to Pay Millions for WV Clean Water Act Violations

Fracking company Antero Resources was ordered to pay $3.15 million for state and federal water pollution violations and to undertake an estimated $8 million cleanup.

NC Governor Proposes Wind Energy Study

Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed budget for 2019 to 2021 includes $300,000 for a study to determine the state’s feasibility for offshore wind energy.

Proposed Mine Causes Concern in Birmingham

A water utility and a local conservation group in Birmingham, Ala., are fighting against a proposed strip mine 5.5 miles upstream of the city’s primary drinking water intakes.

Reinterpretation of Migratory Bird Law Favors Energy Companies

Eight states alongside environmental groups are suing the federal government for its 2017 ruling that allows the incidental killing of migratory birds.

U.S. Sees Growth in Clean Energy Jobs

A total of 110,000 net new clean energy jobs were added in the United States in 2018, a growth rate of 3.6 percent.

Member Spotlight: Brian McAllister

Making a difference in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Retired Southwest Virginia Couple Goes Solar

Kathy and Gary Selvage

Retired couple Kathy and Gary Selvage are happy they decided to put solar panels on their Southwest Virginia home.

Elk Knob Art Trail Celebrates Nature and Creativity

Flame azaleas art

A group of Appalachian State University students created a variety of artworks to display along Elk Knob State Park’s Beech Tree Trail in Todd, N.C.

Hidden Treasures #6: South Carolina

Yellow Branch Falls

Waterfalls abound in the Andrew Pickens Ranger District of Sumter National Forest.

Hidden Treasures #6: Ohio

Wildcat Hollow Trail

The Monroe Outlook, Monroe Overlook Trail and Wildcat Hollow Trail offer varying degrees of challenge in Wayne National Forest.