A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Lawsuits Against Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines Ramp Up

Pipeline developers continue to be met with opposition from landowners, environmental groups, legislators and more.

High Stakes for Appalachia in the 2020 Census

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The 2020 Census will determine how approximately $1 trillion in federal funding is distributed over the next 10 years, as well as which states will gain or lose congressional representatives.

The Lure of Appalachian Trout

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A bass fisherman explores the conservation and sport behind trout fishing.

Black Lung Healthcare Legislation Sees Progress

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Congress temporarily reinstated a tax on coal companies that funds black lung benefits for miners and their families in December. Advocates continue to push for further protections for coal workers.

Beware of Spreading These Common Invasive Species

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Don’t be fooled by their looks — many popular plants sold in nurseries are actually invasive species that can kill off local flora.

The Impacts of Coal Bankruptcies

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With industry projections trending downwards, questions continue about whether the mine reclamation system can handle ongoing bankruptcies.

A High Price for Low-Quality Water

Residents of Martin County, Ky., and many other rural communities often deal with contaminated water despite exorbitant monthly bills.

MVP Ordered to Halt Work, Buckingham Gets Day in Court

Federal regulators ordered Mountain Valley Pipeline developers to halt work in mid-October, and a community’s legal challenge against a proposed compressor station in Union Hill, Va., moved forward.

North Carolinians Speak Out Against Fracked Gas Projects

In November, North Carolina landowners and concerned residents spoke out against the proposed MVP Southgate Pipeline and a proposed liquefied natural gas facility.

Play Bears Witness to Knoxville’s Red Summer, 100 Years Later

“Red Summer,” a performance by The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc., highlights an episode of racial violence in Knoxville, Tenn., that occurred after a Black man was falsely accused of murder in 1919.