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In the Latest issue of The Appalachian Voice, we explore the best hidden swimming and fishing treasures of Appalachia, talk with musician Larry Keel about casts and reels, and delve into the serious issue of turning former surface coal mines into economic boons for struggling area communities.

Read the full issue online


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In the Pipelines’ Paths

The Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines threaten to damage water sources and historic and scenic sites along their paths.

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Refuge, Restoration and Radio Silence at Laurel Fork

In the shadow of a National Radio Astronomy Observatory telescope, Laurel Fork Trails offers scenic views and a rare chance to escape the buzzes and beeps of the technological age.


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Budget Blowback

Appalachian lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed opposition to the budget cuts in the president’s proposal. The cuts target environmental protections and assistance to low-income Americans.

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Who Profits from the Pipelines?

The Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines carry significant risks to the environment and communities near them. But they also carry significant financial benefits for the companies that build them.