A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Pipelines Continue to Face Obstacles

pipeline protest

As the Mountain Valley Pipeline continues to cause problems and spark protests, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline faces new legal troubles.

A Tale of Orchards Past

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Apple aficionado Tom Brown has dedicated more than 20 years of his life to saving Appalachia’s forgotten heirloom apples.

Tackling Food Insecurity

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To combat food insecurity, some programs work to fill gaps in federal food assistance programs, while others are getting creative with food systems and supporting local farmers. All of them are making a difference in the fight against hunger, and all face challenges.

Vineyards in Appalachia Move Toward Sustainability

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As Appalachia becomes more of a wine destination, vineyards across the region are implementing more sustainable practices or going completely organic.

Local Ingredients, Local Spirits

Local distilleries across Appalachia are crafting creative spirits with local ingredients while paying tribute to the region’s tradition of moonshine-making.

The Appalachian African-American Cultural Center

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One couple’s mission to preserve community history in Southwest Virginia.

Pipeline Protesters Charged with Threats of Terrorism

Protest banners hanging on pipeline equipment

Two peaceful protesters of the Mountain Valley Pipeline were recently arrested and charged with threats of terrorism, a felony.

Pipeline Legal Disputes Escalate

Pipeline protestor holds sign that says, "What will the state do? How much is enough power and profit? We are watching you."

As residents in the path of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines call for investigation of potentially toxic pipeline coatings, federal and state officials loosen permitting regulations.

Contending with Contamination in Minden, W.Va.

Minden

Minden, W.Va., residents have been plagued with toxic PCBs for decades. Now the town is on the Superfund list and residents are once again calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to relocate the entire community.

TVA Faces Criticism Over Coal Ash, Transparency

A community forum discusses closure of a fossil plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority and its contractor Jacobs Engineering are facing a new lawsuit regarding their cleanup of the 2008 Kingston coal ash spill. Additionally, state and federal lawmakers are backing a U.S. House bill that would require more transparency from the monopoly utility.