A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

The Appalachian Voice


Environmental Votetracker — Spring 2020

See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in late 2019.

Advancing Clean Power and Energy Democracy in State Legislatures

Appalachian Voices and our partners and working to dismantle barriers to Energy Democracy and make clean energy accessible to people across our region.

Moving Forward on TN Energy Democracy

During the 2019 Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour, Appalachian Voices and our partners heard loud and clear what community members want from their utilities. Now, we’re working to put that into action.

Making Progress Against Fracked-Gas Pipelines

Federal regulators ordered a halt to Mountain Valley Pipeline work, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to be bogged down by legal challenges. We also joined North Carolinians at two events to speak out against fracked-gas projects.

Working to Save the Abandoned Mine Land Program

Congress must reauthorize the vital Abandoned Mine Land program before it expires in 2021 – and Appalachian Voices along with our partners is putting forth every effort to make sure that happens.

Welcome, Gaye LaCasce!

Appalachian Voices would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our Advancement Team, Gaye LaCasce!

Environmental Votetracker — December 2019/January 2020

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See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in fall 2019.

When Coal Companies Go Bankrupt, Who Cleans Up the Mess?

Blackjewel and Revelation Energy’s July bankruptcy announcement is the latest in a long string of bankruptcies plaguing the coal industry. But this bankruptcy is different, and the troubles it brings could be a sign of more problems to come.

Electric Utility News From Around the Region

News updates concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duke Energy, Old Dominion Power, Dominion Energy, and local power companies.

Intro: The Legacies of Coal

abandoned mine portal

As Appalachia’s coal industry continues to decline, the scale of the damage it has cas becomes even more apparent.