A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

News and notes from our parent organization



Creating Positive Change: A Note from Our Executive Director

Appalachian Voices Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on the recent coal ash victory in North Carolina and efforts to bring about a nationwide economic transition for coal communities.


Solar, Environmental Justice and Utility Reform in Virginia

Appalachian Voices and our partners are advocating for several key environmental and energy reforms in the Virginia legislature in 2020.


A Notice to Readers

From 2020 to the foreseeable future, The Appalachian Voice will be published on a quarterly schedule instead of bimonthly.


Member Spotlight: Tom McIntosh

A profile on Appalachian Voices member and Voice distributor Tom McIntosh.


Come See Us in Durham!

Appalachian Voices is setting up shop in the North Carolina Triangle to better advance our region's interests in the state legislature.


Advocating for Abandoned Mine Cleanup Bills

Appalachian Voices and our partners are working to make sure that legislation is passed this year to address the urgent problem of reclaiming abandoned mine lands.


Now Hiring!

We are seeking a Field Coordinator based in our Norton, Va., office to work with our New Economy team in Southwest Virginia.


No Rate Hikes for Dirty Energy!

Show up to a public hearing or email North Carolina regulators and tell them to stop Duke Energy's latest rate hike!


Solarize Southwest Virginia

The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia is offering a program to help residents of eight localities see if solar makes financial sense for them and to help them save money on installations.


Celebrating a Coal Ash Win in N.C.

We celebrated a major victory alongside residents living near Duke Energy's North Carolina coal ash pits in January when the state ordered the monopoly utility to clean up their mess.


Welcoming New Members to Our Board of Directors

We are pleased to welcome Bill Bailey and John Dezember to Appalachian Voices' Board of Directors!


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.