A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

News and notes from our parent organization



Achieving Clean Energy Goals: A Note From Our Executive Director

Appalachian Voices' Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on overcoming barriers to clean energy in our region.


Member Spotlight: Ashly Bargman

A beekeeper working for the good of the whole.


Advancing Clean Power and Energy Democracy in State Legislatures

Appalachian Voices and our partners and working to dismantle barriers to Energy Democracy and make clean energy accessible to people across our region.


Moving Forward on TN Energy Democracy

During the 2019 Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour, Appalachian Voices and our partners heard loud and clear what community members want from their utilities. Now, we're working to put that into action.


Making Progress Against Fracked-Gas Pipelines

Federal regulators ordered a halt to Mountain Valley Pipeline work, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to be bogged down by legal challenges. We also joined North Carolinians at two events to speak out against fracked-gas projects.


Working to Save the Abandoned Mine Land Program

Congress must reauthorize the vital Abandoned Mine Land program before it expires in 2021 – and Appalachian Voices along with our partners is putting forth every effort to make sure that happens.


Welcome, Gaye LaCasce!

Appalachian Voices would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our Advancement Team, Gaye LaCasce!


The Coal Industry's Legacy of Harm: A note from our executive director

Appalachian Voices' Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on coal's ongoing impacts on Appalachia.


Member Spotlight: Waltr Lane

A profile on Waltr Lane, a distributor of The Appalachian Voice who refers to himself as a "greenneck poet."


Energy Democracy Tour Gathers Communities’ Visions for Our Energy Future

The Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour and the Energy Justice North Carolina, End the Duke Monopoly Tour have been a roaring success so far! Stay tuned for more tour dates in both states and in Virginia.


Clean Water, Not Pipelines!

Help stop the Trump administration's efforts to rubber-stamp new pipelines by weakening state water quality authority!


Power to the People Pilsner

Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Nellysford, Va., is brewing our benefit beer to raise awareness of our work to advance an inclusive energy future for Appalachia.


Wise County Solar Tour

Tour some of Wise County's solar energy installations on Oct. 19 as part of the 24th Annual National Solar Tour.


Taking Energy Democracy to the People Through Tours

Alongside partner organizations and concerned citizens, Appalachian Voices launched an Energy Democracy Tour to educate residents in Virginia, North Carolina and the Tennessee Valley on how to take back their electric system from monopoly utilities.


The Magic of Summer: A note from our executive director

A message from Appalachian Voices' Executive Director Tom Cormons about late summer and our connection to nature.