October 11, 2017 As we say goodbye to our former associate editor Elizabeth (Lee) Payne, we welcome our new associate editor Kevin Ridder and our newest AmeriCorps Project Conserve member, Becca Bauer.
October 11, 2017 Appalachian Voices stands against the proposed Duke Energy residential customer rate hike of 16.7 percent, which pushes the burden of cleaning millions of tons of toxic coal ash to ratepayers.
August 22, 2017 As federal regulators continue to rubber-stamp the dangerous, inadequate plans for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines, we’re continuing to fight back alongside residents and grassroots groups across Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.
August 22, 2017 Three counties in the French Broad Electric Membership Corporation service territory have passed resolutions encouraging the electric co-op to develop a tariffed on-bill financing program that would help the co-op’s members afford home energy efficiency improvements.
June 15, 2017 Appalachian Voices was proud to join hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents who marched in Washington and around the nation for science and for the climate. We also released a new study on energy efficiency in Western North Carolina.
June 13, 2017 Thom Kay, our senior legislative representative, testified before Congress in May regarding reclamation of former coal mines. He spoke before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
April 13, 2017 Virginia residents Susan Tyree and Kent Walton are long-time Appalachian Voices members. They share their passion for nature through Susan's art, Kent's work as an arborist, and their activism with the Quaker environmental and social justice community.
April 12, 2017 Two North Carolina counties — Yancey and Mitchell — have become the first in the nation to pass resolutions supporting the development of an “on-bill financing” program for energy efficiency improvements by their electric utility.