November 23, 2019
Appalachian Voices scored a major win last month when the General Assembly dropped a controversial proposal that would have allowed Duke Energy to raise electricity rates for multiple years at a time.
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A coalition of Central Appalachian groups, including Appalachain Voices, has identified 19 old coal sites that are prime opportunities to redevelop as sustainable farms, solar energy sites or other innovative economic ventures with support from federal funding.
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A former Appalachian Voices intern shares his Thanksgiving Day hike through a treasured grove of old-growth forest in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains.
From Appalachia to the Navajo Nation, communities affected by the changing coal economy are experiencing economic distress, yet innovative ideas are emerging to create new economic opportunities. A collective of coal community leaders, including Appalachian Voices, has launched the National Economic Transition initiative to coordinate a national response to this moment.
Pro-solar policy is crucial to advancing clean, renewable energy. Here’s our summary of what’s needed to bring this key economic driver to towns and counties across the region.
A federal agency is considering a proposal for a new surface coal mine in Tennessee's Cumberland Mountains, despite the fact that in 2016, that same agency declared most of the area in question off-limits to surface mining.
Last week, dozens of North Carolinians turned out at two different events to rally for environmental justice and to speak out against harmful fossil fuel projects being built in the state.