A publication of Appalachian Voices

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The Appalachian Voice – Issue 1 – 2009

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Appalachian Mountains Preservation Act Still on the Table in North Carolina

Story by Sarah Vig Mountaintop removal is hard to ignore when it’s in your backyard. This is a well-known fact for Bo Webb, whose home on Cherry Pond Mountain lies near an active mountaintop removal mine. In his recent letter

Earth Day 2009

Americans celebrated the first nationwide Earth Day 39 years ago, in 1970. Usually we remember such events when they fall on a decade or a century mark, and of course, next year’s 40th anniversary will be on everyone’s calendar. It’s

Test Results from TVA Ash Spill Warn of Serious Environmental Impacts

Story by Sarah Vig A respected team of scientists and water quality experts from North Carolina and Tennessee recently released a report analyzing water, sediment, and fish tissue samples taken near the site of the 1 billion gallon coal ash

6th Annual Dine Out for the Mountains

April 22 Earth Day event to benefit Appalachian Voices If troubled economic times have meant cutting back on your charitable giving or if you’ve been looking for a good reason to go out to eat, Dine Out for the Mountains

Citizen Lobby Effort Wins Cosponsors for Clean Water Protection Act

Week in Washington Results In New Sponsors For H.R. 1310 Story by Sarah Vig In the largest lobby effort to end mountaintop removal to date, nearly 150 people from 30 states joined forces in Washington, D.C. March 16 through 19

Film Explores Appalachia’s Environment

Story by Linda Coutant A new film about the Appalachia region underscores a universal truth Western Civilization seems to struggle remembering: humanity is part of the environment, not separate from it. Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People airs on

Scientists Describe Champion Trees of Virginia

Story by Maureen Halsema As I scrambled down the hill along the Appalachian Trail in Craig County, I could see gargantuan branches protruding in every direction. I realized that I had found the Keffer Oak. The massive branches spiraled around

Historic Blair Mountain Battlefield Wins Recognition

Organizers Hope Register Status Will Help Protect The Mountain Story by Peter Slavin The nearly 30-year struggle for federal recognition of the Blair Mountain battlefield in West Virginia, scene of an epic military clash in 1921 between thousands of armed