A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Pay-What-You-Can Cafes

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Appalachia’s donation-based cafes offer delicious, healthy food to diners and volunteers regardless of their ability to pay.

Rise of Interscholastic Mountain Biking

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The sport of mountain biking is taking off in schools across Appalachia.

Coal Ash Cleanup: Three States See Major Developments

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North Carolina holds meetings on coal ash cleanup in the state. Tennessee workers who are sick after cleaning up TVA’s 2008 coal ash disaster seek resolution. Virginia moves closer to requiring Dominion Energy to relocate its toxic coal ash.

Legal Action and Protests Against Pipelines

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Numerous lawsuits have led to a complete halt to construction on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and at Mountain Valley Pipeline water crossings as protests against pipelines continue to spring up.

Appalachian States Respond to Climate Change Warnings

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Many federal and state leaders continue to ignore man-made global climate change in spite of information presented in new national and international reports. But the governors of North Carolina and Virginia are taking action.

Battling for Black Lung Benefits

complicated black lung disease

The deadly disease is on the rise, but funding for healthcare will be halved unless Congress acts this year.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Sparks Anger

Tree-sit in path of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Pipeline construction crews have upset residents along Mountain Valley’s route by logging near tree-sitters, ignoring a state-issued temporary work suspension and accidentally pelting a family with erosion control pellets.

Legal Challenges Against Pipelines Heat Up

Flooded field caused by Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

Federal and state courts alike have partially halted the construction of fracked gas pipelines across the region as cases are decided and permits are reevaluated.

Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Challenges Continue

Mountain Valley Pipeline construction

A slew of legal challenges and protestors has suspended construction on the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.

Hemp and Medical Cannabis Make Joint Gains

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Industrial hemp could soon be legalized nationally under the 2018 Farm Bill, and Virginia could soon have up to five medical cannabis oil dispensaries in the state.