A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Carolyn Reilly

Carolyn Reilly

The Reillys moved to Virginia in 2010 in search of a more fulfilling, farm-based lifestyle — a lifestyle disrupted in the past few years by the developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Robie Goins

Robie Goins

Although Robie Goins does not own land directly in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, he is gravely concerned about the effects it would have on the Lumbee community.

Elise and Ellen Gerhart

Ellen and Elise Gerhart

Fighting back against a pipeline company with the worst oil spill rate in the country, the Gerhart family started a tree-sit in March 2017 that was still ongoing a year later.

Barbara Exum

Barbara Exum

Barbara Exum says “there is a presumption that African-Americans do not care about the environment.” But she has been fighting against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in her county since the beginning.

M. Beram

cleared trees

M. Beram’s formerly quiet neck of the woods has already been disturbed by the fracking industry. Now, the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline’s right-of-way is running several hundred feet from her home.

Ashby Berkley

Ashby Berkley

Ashby Berkley’s plans to renovate Sweet Springs Resort in Monroe County, W.Va., are muddied by fears of the Mountain Valley Pipeline puncturing an aquifer and depleting the resort’s renowned natural springs.

Pipelines Advance Despite Setbacks & Resistance

map with pipelines

Community and grassroots backlash against pipeline developers, environmental regulators and elected officials continues, but it has yet to stop the growth of gas infrastructure in Appalachia.

Journey to Rainbow Falls at Jones Gap State Park

river

This South Carolina state park boasts a 100-foot waterfall, a wide variety of wildflowers and more.

In Celebration of Vickie Terry

Two friends remember the life and legacy of community leader and mountain protector Vickie Terry.

Frac Sand Mining in Appalachia

aerial photograph

A step often overlooked in the fracking process is the mining of frac sand, which leads to deforestation.

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