A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Molly Moore

Molly is passionate about sharing the environmental and cultural stories of our region, and serves as AV's Editorial Communications Coordinator and Editor of The Appalachian Voice publication.

Barbara Jividen

Barbara Jividen

Construction of the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline near Barbara Jividen’s home came with concerns about safety risks posed by the fracked-gas line.

Kentuckians Petition State to Block Surface Mining Near Two Towns

Filers of the petition argue that future surface coal mining near Benham and Lynch, Ky., would harm residents’ health and enjoyment of the area, as well as the towns’ historic character and attempts to attract tourism.

Vigilant Volunteers Monitor Pipeline Construction

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Local residents are monitoring pipeline construction along the routes of several major projects. Some people are checking on the health of impacted streams, and others are deploying aerial surveillance.

Member Spotlight: John and Faye Cooper

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John and Faye Cooper, owners of the renowned Mast General Store, are longtime supporters of Appalachian Voices and a host of charitable causes in the North Carolina High Country.

Imbalance of Power

Related Stories Intro: Imbalance of Power The Problem with Monopoly Utilities Power Play: Countering Electric Utilities’ Political Influence Seeking Cooperative Change When we think of shared resources, our waterways, forests and air are often the first that come to mind.

Member Tribute: Dean Whitworth

We remember former Appalachian Voices board member and longtime newspaper distributor Dean Whitworth, who was a passionate advocate for the land and water and served with numerous regional organizations.

Hurricane Highlights Coal Ash Risks

September’s Hurricane Florence breached two of Duke Energy’s coal ash and wastewater impoundments.

States Seek Mine-Related Debts from WV Governor

Virginia and Kentucky regulators are seeking to hold West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice accountable for his companies’ failure to meet mine land reclamation deadlines.

Virginia Approves Dominion Solar Pilot Program

Dominion Energy’s pilot program will allow ratepayers to to receive all or part of their electricity from Virginia solar farms for an additional cost.

The Clinch Coalition Celebrates 20 Years

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The grassroots environmental group has helped to protect the natural resources within the Jefferson National Forest for 20 years.