A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Bruce Gould and Kate McClory: Advocates for a Better Appalachia

Bruce Gould and Kate McClory distribute The Appalachian Voice in Richmond, Va., and are passionate about enjoying and protecting the outdoors.

Whitewater Releases Approved for Hawks Nest Dam on New River

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mandated whitewater releases at Hawks Nest Dam along with other changes to improve recreation and aquatic health for West Virginia’s New River.

The Lilies Project Bridges Art, Activism and Community

The Lilies Project in Walnut Cove, N.C., aims to bring awareness to the health impacts of coal ash on the community.

Proposed Changes to WNC Hunting Seasons

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission proposed changes to allow bear and deer hunting seasons to overlap and allow longer periods of hunting with guns.

McConnell Aide to be Tapped for Appalachian Post

President Trump intends to nominate Tim Thomas, a field representative on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s staff, as federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

By the Numbers: New Public Lands

In late 2017 and early 2018, these parks gained new territory thanks to land trust organizations and other donors.

Electric Rate Reform Pits Utilities Against Consumer, Clean Energy Advocates

Electric utilities across the Southeast are proposing a variety of rate reforms that could raise utility bills and deter energy efficiency across the region.

Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines Struggle to Get Underway

While preliminary tree felling has been approved for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines, the projects are still being met with staunch resistance from activists and lawmakers alike.

Deal Reached Over Seeping Coal Ash Ponds in NC

Duke Energy agreed to pay for multiple leakages from coal ash impoundments at three of its power plants.

FERC Rejects Coal, Nuclear Subsidies

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously voted to reject U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s plan to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants.

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