A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Hannah McAlister


Member Spotlight: Vesta Jean Lenhart

Appalachian Voices member Vesta Jean Lenhart’s desire to preserve mountains goes back to her childhood in Eastern Kentucky.

Trump Administration Charged with Weakening Endangered Species Protections to Favor Coal

Environmental groups plan to sue federal and state agencies for allegedly conspiring to weaken endangered species protections in West Virginia.

W.V. Landowners Win Case Against Fracking Company

West Virginia’s highest court unanimously ruled that mineral companies may not use surface owners’ land to reach gas reserves under adjacent properties without obtaining their express permission.

Dragonflies and Damselflies

dragonfly

Meet the marvelous world of Odonata.

Cynthia and Emily Grimes

mother and daughter picture

Cynthia Grimes and her daughter Emily Grimes share a love of Kentucky rivers and teaching paddling to youngsters.

Emily Shanblatt

Emily paddles down a rapid

“We believe the outdoors is like a hack, or a shortcut, for developing competent and confident young women, and we’re seeing that firsthand with our students everyday,” says Emily Shanblatt, an avid paddler and instructor to middle school girls at the French Broad River Academy.

Bethany Overfield

Kayaker in boat on water posing for picture

Kayaking provided Bethany Overfield with a new joy and passion during a time of transition. Now, she is helping to protect whitewater rivers and enhance the boating community through her involvement with American Whitewater and Kentucky River Watershed Watch.

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.