Born in Arizona and raised in Tennessee, Kevin’s love of the mountains drove him to move even further east to Boone, N.C., where he serves as The Appalachian Voice's Associate Editor and a communications associate for the organization.
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | Posted by Kevin Ridder | No Comments
Residents of coal-impacted communities went to Washington, D.C., to share how strip mines have affected their lives and to support a moratorium on destructive strip mining.
Thursday, October 25th, 2018 | Posted by Kevin Ridder | No Comments
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved Clean Water Act permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, brushing off concerns from the Governor’s Advisory Council on Environmental Justice. [ More
Thursday, September 6th, 2018 | Posted by Kevin Ridder | 2 Comments
Our elected representatives need to step up and make sure coal companies pay their fair share toward healthcare for coal miners with black lung disease. [ More
Thursday, July 19th, 2018 | Posted by Kevin Ridder | 1 Comment
What Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, had to say at three open houses on their proposed Southgate extension into North Carolina, plus a quick look at the latest developments on the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. [ More
Thursday, April 19th, 2018 | Posted by Kevin Ridder | 1 Comment
If Gov. Haslam allows the Primacy and Reclamation Act of Tennessee to become law, it will erode community protections and become an unnecessary burden on Tennessee taxpayers. [ More
Friday, December 1st, 2017 | Posted by Kevin Ridder | 15 Comments
By holding only one public hearing for the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, Scott Pruitt is once again working against the EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment. [ More
Friday, August 18th, 2017 | Posted by Kevin Ridder | No Comments
On August 21, a total solar eclipse will occur over the United States for the first time in 38 years, and will be visible in parts of the southern Appalachian mountains. Here are some tips on how to see this fascinating celestial event. [ More