A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

The Appalachian Voice

The Appalachian Voice 171 Grand Boulevard Boone, NC 28607 www.appalachianvoices.org

Protecting Tennessee’s Scenic Vistas

The Volunteer State once again has an opportunity to stop mountaintop removal coal mining from destroying more beloved mountains.

Fighting for Virginia’s Clean Water

Appalachian Voices joined a lawsuit against Penn Virginia Operating Company in late January regarding selenium pollution from abandoned mines.

Welcome, Hannah!

We are proud to introduce our new Virginia Campaign Coordinator, an Old Dominion native with a background in fighting coal-fired power plants.

Pushing for Effective Coal Ash Rules

On Jan. 29, the EPA was ordered to finalize the first-ever federal regulations for disposal of coal ash by Dec. 19, 2014, following a lawsuit brought by environmental and public health groups and a Native American tribe.

Patriot Coal CEO: Ending Mountaintop Removal Mining a “Win-Win”

After emerging from bankruptcy, Patriot Coal CEO Bennett Hatfield said in an interview with SNL Energy that the 2012 settlement over selenium pollution that forced the company to begin phasing out mountaintop removal proved to be a “win-win.” Even before

Unaddressed Concerns Keep Fracking in the Forefront

By Brian Sewell Nationwide, stories regarding natural gas-related water contamination, waste disposal and property rights concerns keep bubbling up, bolstering arguments used by opponents of fracking. And as natural gas prices rise due to cold weather and a slowdown in

Handing Off and Holding On: Melungeon Identity and Appalachia

By Kimber Ray Attempting to trace the origin of the Melungeon people is akin to pursuing the source of the Cumberland River coursing through their historical territory. Like the waters of the Cumberland Gap, where neighboring streams weave through Tennessee,

Mountaintop Removal Masquerade

Opponents of Proposed Surface Mine Highway Push for Environmental Review By Molly Moore Tim Mullins recalls what Pound, Va., was like in the 1970s — nestled in the commonwealth’s mountainous southwestern corner, it was a town of crowded sidewalks, ample

Appalachian Bookshelf

The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature By David George Haskell In a circle of Cumberland Plateau old-growth forest roughly the size of a hula hoop, Haskell finds reasons for awe and wonder in the anatomy of a flower

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