A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Pipeline Resistance Grows on Multiple Fronts

Tree-sit

Tree-sits, legal battles and more have sprung up in response to the natural gas pipelines being proposed and built across the region.

Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Deregulate Coal Ash

Aerial view of coal ash ponds near river

The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal coal ash safeguards gives more leeway to states — and advocates worry that would put drinking water at risk.

In Celebration of Vickie Terry

Two friends remember the life and legacy of community leader and mountain protector Vickie Terry.

Changes for Blue Ridge Parkway in 2018

Linn Cove viaduct

The Blue Ridge Parkway’s project list for 2018 includes repairs to the Linn Cove Viaduct and Flat Top Manor at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, planning for 5,300 acres of recently acquired land near Waterrock Knob, the re-opening of the cafe at Doughton Park, and more.

Can We Save the Mighty Hemlock?

dead and thriving hemlocks

As the threat posed by the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid grows, so do efforts to save “the redwood of the East.”

Fighting the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in N.C.

hemlock hike

Measures from predatory beetles to chemical treatments are being taken to combat the invasive insect.

Decades in the Making: A Mine Reclamation Backlog

map of density of abandoned mine problems

Several charts and maps show the enormity of the abandoned mine problems that still need to be cleaned up — and the inadequacy of the current cleanup fund.

Calls for Action on RECLAIM Act

Jim Ward speaks outside of White House

Supporters of the RECLAIM Act traveled to Washington, D.C., in October to urge legislators to cosponsor the bill and hold a vote before the end of 2017.

Community Organizing Amid Destructive Mining

SAMS Members Protesting

Formed 10 years ago in response to coal mines proposed near Wise County, Va., Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards continues their work to build sustainable communities.