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.

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.

Stewarding Our National Forests

National forests belong to all of us, so we all have an opportunity to shape their direction.

Environmental Votetracker — Aug/Sept 2018 issue

Chart showing how Appalachian legislators voted on recent environmental legislation.

Powell Valley Electric Co-op Members Raise Their Voices

Members of Powell Valley Electric Cooperative have launched a campaign to make their cooperative more transparent, accountable and responsive to the needs of its communities. The group has three candidates running for board seats and submitted a bylaw amendment.

Tell Virginia’s Governor to Plan for Clean Energy

Virginia is drafting a state energy plan, so it’s time to tell Gov. Northam that we should work to replace an outdated, fossil-fuel based economy with a sustainable, clean energy economy