A publication of Appalachian Voices

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Delay in Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been delayed indefinitely, but the Trump administration expedited action on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.

Member Spotlight: Lynn Brammer

In Blacksburg, Va., Lynn Brammer volunteers to distribute The Appalachian Voice and helps direct excess local produce toward people in need.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Comment Period

The public comment period for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in open until April 6, 2017. Join Appalachian Voices at one of several listening sessions across the region.

West Virginia Contends with Aftermath of 2014 Chemical Spill

Three years after the chemical MCHM spilled from a storage tank into the Elk River, leaving 300,000 West Virginia American Water Company customers without safe drinking water, a tentative settlement was reached between the private water utility and the state Public Service Commission and Consumer Advocate.

Mine Permit Disputes on Coal River Mountain

Coal River Mountain Watch continues to fight mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Alpha Natural Resources and its subsidiaries hold four active surface coal mining permits on Coal River Mountain that cover 5,600 acres.

Virginia Uranium Mining Ban Lawsuit Continues

Lawyers for the company Virginia Uranium are seeking permission to mine for the element despite a current ban in the state.

Fracking and Natural Gas Updates

Studies have found that fracking waste can have have a negative impact on water quality and that noise from fracking can have negative health impacts. A federal agency is considering allowing oil and gas companies to harm endangered bats.

Appalachian Festivals

Festival season is about to get underway in Appalachia. Here is selection of the upcoming festivals and gatherings in the region.

Miners’ Benefits at Stake in Washington

Efforts to protect miners’ pensions and health benefits are in the hands of members of Congress.

Appalachian Voices welcomes new faces to team

Appalachian Voices welcomes two team members to our Norton, Va., office, as well as a new member to our Board of Directors.

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