A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Keeping Eyes on Coal’s Impact

DJ Coker

Citizen scientists surveil water quality near active and former coal mines to hold companies accountable to the law.

Banding Together for Better Power Options

An Ohio state law has allowed hundreds of communities to choose a more affordable power supplier.

Groups File Lawsuit Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine in West Virginia

area at risk of mining, shown near adjacent mountaintop removal mine

Environmental groups claim in a federal lawsuit that Republic Energy is illegally operating a strip mine on Coal River Mountain by using a state permit that expired in 2011.

Advancing a Democratic Energy System

Tom Cormons

Our Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that is responsive and responsible to the people it serves.

N.C. Lowers Risk Rating of Coal Ash Pits

Duke Energy may now be able to cap six toxic coal ash dumps in North Carolina in place instead of transporting the material to lined landfills after state regulators classified the dumps as “low risk.”

Kinder Morgan Drops Planned Gas Liquids Pipeline, Proposes Natural Gas

The oil and gas pipeline company nixed plans to transport hazardous natural gas liquids hundreds of miles through a repurposed 75-year-old pipe and instead is seeking permission to reverse the flow for natural gas.

Appalachian States Respond to Climate Change Warnings

maps of temperature increase

Many federal and state leaders continue to ignore man-made global climate change in spite of information presented in new national and international reports. But the governors of North Carolina and Virginia are taking action.

Virginians Petition For Change at Their Electric Co-op

people holding sign

Rappahannock Electric’s attempt to block members’ efforts to bring reform amendments to the ballot has sparked a legal dispute. All other Virginia electric co-ops have joined Rappahannock in opposing the members’ push for transparency.

The Mystical Season: A Love Poem to Winter

Appalachian Voices’ Jamie Goodman recounts the joys of a winter hike and the magic of the season. She also shares thoughts from others about the perks of braving the cold and setting out on the trail.

Reform at One Southwestern Co-op Spurs Change at Another

man looking at sign

In the Southwest, several electric cooperatives are demanding better terms and more renewables from their power provider.

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