A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices


February/March 2019

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February/March 2019

While several fracked-gas pipelines in our region face legal challenges, people in the path of these pipelines are contending with the problems posed by these industrial behemoths’ attempts to cut through their yards. Seven of these residents share their stories below.

This issue also explores how pay-what-you-can restaurants are serving communities, the growth of interscholastic mountain biking in the region and red spruce restoration. We also dive into the mine problems left behind by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family companies, and look at upcoming state-level environmental and energy legislation.



people by sign

People in the Path of Pipelines

The Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines face mounting problems, while the proposed MVP Southgate pipeline is also meeting opposition.


Residents along the path of major new and proposed interstate fracked-gas pipelines share their stories.

Mountain Valley Pipeline

Ashby Berkley

Neal Laferriere

Mountaineer XPress Pipeline

Barbara Jividen

Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Marvin Winstead

Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate

Katie Whitehead

Seneca Rogers

Elizabeth Ore and Peter Cowan


Gov. Jim Justice

A Coal Baron’s Unmet Debts

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family-owned companies have a track record of unpaid taxes, environmental violations and unreclaimed mine lands.


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