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Faith community’s stewardship is inspiring

A couple of years ago a question posed by the Christian community was, “What would Jesus drive?” Well, if he were making that decision in our 2008 world, there’s a good chance he’d drive a Toyota Prius or another variety

Natural gas: Endangered species law bypass considered for pipelines

The pipelines are located primarily in Appalachia and central Ohio, but also include 17 states (See map page 12). The scale of the management program is unprecedented, and the permit would cover a half mile- corridor on either side of

Dominion must change, citizens say

Several hundred citizens from Wise County and around Virginia rallied in early May to oppose a controversial coal fired power plant in Wise county. The message was not simply one of opposition. Speaker after speaker urged Dominion to change its

Appalachian Mountains Preservation Act introduced in NC Legislature

MAY 27 RALEIGH, NC – Representative Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford) and Appalachian Voices announced the Appalachian Mountains Preservation Act, a bill to end the use of coal obtained from mountaintop removal mining – a controversial form of strip mining. If passed,

Editorials

Fighting for their Future By the van load, by bus, on foot, they came to Richmond Virginia to confront Dominion Power, one of the last great bastions of the old fossil regime. Under a gray sky they unfurled the mile-long

Care of Creation …People of Diverse Faiths Gather at Center for the Environment at Catawba College

An evangelical Christian quoted a Hindu. A rabbi came to the table with an Episcopal priest. The cause that brought them together with 300 others from diverse faith traditions was a commitment to care for the environment. They gathered May

Natural gas – A new rush for Appalachia’s supergiant Marsella gas field

A scramble to lease natural gas drilling rights is underway in Appalachia following the discovery of super-giant natural gas reserves more than a mile below the surface. “This has come out of the night like a freight train,” said Pennsylvania

Wind plan advances in WV

The groups have been organizing support for the Coal River Mountain Wind Project since April. The groups include Coal River Mountain Watch, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Appalachian Voices and the Sierra Club, “The Coal River Wind Project is a

Appalachian Writers Coop honors poet Rita Riddle

Colleague, teacher, friend, poet, Rita Riddle made an art of nurturing community. After her death in the fall of 2006, one of these communities, the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC), decided to honor her by funding the publication of her

Appalachian Trail Days celebrated in Damascus, VA

If you start at the southern end of the Appalachian Trail, say sometime around mid-March, you can walk northbound right along with the leading edge of the spring season, just as if you’d packed along some pixie dust to be

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