A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Residents Near Trainyard Discuss Efforts to Study and Solve Coal Dust Problems

Norfolk Southern trail

Regulators are installing air quality monitors in two Eastern Virginia communities that have been beset by coal dust from a Norfolk Southern railyard for years.

Bankruptcy Proposal Would Dodge Mine Cleanup Laws

As the Blackjewel bankruptcy continues, the responsibility to reclaim mine sites and workers’ compensation for past medical bills are still major issues.

The Appalachian Pipeline Resistance Movement: “We’re Not Going Away”

Desiree Shelley

Residents along the paths of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines have made it clear that fracked-gas projects are not welcome.

Saving Appalachian Species

The Endangered Species Act plays a crucial role in protecting our region’s wealth of biodiversity — but this bedrock environmental law is under attack.

Snorkeler Casper Cox Explores Appalachia’s Diverse Freshwater Life

A gray and green fish carries a stone in its moth, surrounded by smaller red fish

Snorkeling Appalachia’s rivers and creeks puts adventurers face-to-face with a diverse and colorful array of fish.

Trailblazers

Airborne bike rider

Three projects show how mountain biking is helping shape development and protect private lands from pavement in Appalachia.

The End of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

pipeline sections

Duke Energy and Dominion Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to ever-increasing costs and legal battles — and similar hurdles remain for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Betting the Farm on a “Wild West” Hemp Economy in Appalachia

man in front of hemp field

Ever-changing laws and regulations, a saturated CBD market and high operating costs are stressing the region’s industrial hemp farmers.