A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Tom Cormons

Appalachian Voices' Executive Director, Tom holds a degree in law from UCLA and has a life-long appreciation for Appalachia's mountains and culture. An avid hiker and whitewater rafter, his latest pleasure is in sharing with his kids a deep respect and appreciation of nature.

Achieving Clean Energy Goals: A Note From Our Executive Director

Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on overcoming barriers to clean energy in our region.

The Coal Industry’s Legacy of Harm: A note from our executive director

Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on coal’s ongoing impacts on Appalachia.

The Magic of Summer: A note from our executive director

A message from Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons about late summer and our connection to nature.

Disrupting the Status Quo and Putting People and Planet First

We are committed to disrupting a status quo designed to line the pockets of the government-protected utility monopolies who have been calling the shots. We are citizens demanding a system that puts people and the planet first.

A Milestone for Southwest Virginia Solar

This spring marks a poignant milestone for solar power in Southwest Virginia’s historic coal region. A 3.5-megawatt solar array, slated to be built on a former Wise County coal mine, is moving closer to fruition. The state’s Department of Mines,

Advancing State Environmental and Energy Reforms

A note from Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons.

Advancing a Democratic Energy System

Tom Cormons

Our Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that is responsive and responsible to the people it serves.

Political Energy and Energy Democracy

Appalachian Voices Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that works in the best interest of everyday citizens in order to protect our natural areas and our communities.

Safeguarding our shared natural heritage

Our executive director shares his thoughts on protecting our shared lands and waters in the face of powerful industry.

States must uphold their responsibility to protect our waters

Our executive director calls on state leaders to join federal counterparts in protecting our waters from unnecessary pipelines.