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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.

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Neighbors of Mountaintop Removal Testify Before Congress

Community member testifies before congress

In April, people living near coal strip mines testified before a U.S. House subcommittee about how mountaintop removal coal mining has affected their lives and communities.

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Member Spotlight: Sister Beth Davies

Sister Beth Davies is a committed community advocate who has helped advance addiction treatment environmental protection in her area.

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Community resists proposed strip mine in Ohio State Forest

scenic photo of lake contrasted with coal mine photo

The grassroots group Friends of Perry State Forest formed to fight a proposed 550-acre strip mine in Southeast Ohio’s Perry State Forest. A key public meeting is set for Feb. 26.

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Kentuckians Petition State to Block Surface Mining Near Two Towns

Filers of the petition argue that future surface coal mining near Benham and Lynch, Ky., would harm residents’ health and enjoyment of the area, as well as the towns’ historic character and attempts to attract tourism.

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Gainesville Loves Mountains

citizens work on Gainesville Loves Mountains

Gainesville, Fla., citizens push their utility away from mountaintop removal coal and toward clean energy.

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Remembering Ben Stout

Ben Stout

West Virginia resident Ben Stout is remembered as an impactful scientist, community advocate, educator and so much more.

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In Celebration of Vickie Terry

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

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Onward in the Pipeline Fight!

Appalachian Voices is working alongside communities and organizations to stop the wave of fracked-gas pipelines.

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2016 Deadliest Year for Environmental Activists

2016 surpasses previous years in death count of environmental activists.

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