A publication of Appalachian Voices

A publication of Appalachian Voices

College Solar Vehicle Teams Drive Sustainable Transport Forward in Region

App state's solar vehicle

Harnessing Solar in Appalachia Intro: Harnessing Solar Seeking Opportunities in Solar Rules of the Solar Game: Policies can create a level playing field or stack the deck Former Coal Company Town Integrates Energy Efficiency and Solar College Solar Vehicle Teams

TVA Looks for More Exemptions From National Envionmental Policy Act

The Tennessee Valley Authority is looking to increase the number of categorical exclusions to the National Environmental Policy Act, which do not require environmental studies or public involvement for a project to move forward.

Pattern of Violations at Alpha’s Middle Ridge Mine

West Virginia ordered a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources to “show cause” for why it should be allowed to continue operating Middle Ridge Mine after incurring seven violations since July 2016.

Green Bank Observatory Turns 60

A look back at six decades of scientific discoveries at the Green Bank Observatory.

New State Natural Areas Added In North Carolina

Bob’s Pocket, a 2,900-acre expanse of forest in McDowell County, N.C., has become a state natural area along with two other natural areas in Eastern North Carolina.

Making Plans for 2018

staff photo

The Appalachian Voices team came together from across the region in August to discuss how to best protect and uplift the region in 2018 and beyond.

Bald Eagle Population Soars in Kentucky

The Kentucky bald eagle population has doubled in the last seven years thanks to reintroduction programs, an increase in suitable habitats and the ban of the pesticide DDT.

Trump Administration Delays Water Safety Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in September that it would postpone portions of a 2015 rule that established limits on wastewater pollution from coal-fired power plants.

Hellos and Goodbyes

Lee Payne

As we say goodbye to our former associate editor Elizabeth (Lee) Payne, we welcome our new associate editor Kevin Ridder and our newest AmeriCorps Project Conserve member, Becca Bauer.

Appalachian Voices Annual Membership Meeting

App voices membership meeting

On Nov. 30, you can meet the Appalachian Voices team at any of our four offices to learn more about what we’re doing and discuss ways to advance a clean, just future in the region.

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