Some projects receiving federal funds for economic development near abandoned mines have strong community support; others, not so much.
What is supposed to happen after a coal company finishes mining a site?
Residents of Jefferson County, W.Va., are working to stop a proposed stone insulation manufacturing plant in the area.
A selection of energy news from around the Appalachian region.
Many communities across Appalachia have programs that extend the purchasing power of federal food stamps for locally grown food.
Community groups in Jefferson County, W.Va., are challenging local and state government efforts to bring a stone wool insulation manufacturing plant to the area, citing air pollution and other concerns.
CONTACTS: Erin Savage, Appalachian Voices Central Appalachian Program Manager, email@example.com, 206-769-8286 August 7, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. — A coalition of West Virginian advocacy groups including the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Appalachian Voices, and the Sierra…
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.
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.