A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Virginia Resident Finally Finds Relief From Coal Truck Dust

coal truck

After a resident unsuccessfully sought aid from Virginia officials for two years to address constant dust from passing coal trucks, one reporter’s questions motivated the company to take action.

Permanent Closure of Frack Waste Well A Win For Ohio Activists

grass grows on fresh dirt at former Ginsburg site

The Ginsburg injection well stored toxic, radioactive waste in an open pit surrounded by farms and residences. The well’s closure is a significant victory for activists, but there are more than 200 frack waste injection wells in Ohio.

Young Black Leaders Steer the Way for Change in Appalachia

Members of JEPC watch the mayor sign the declaration in an office

Organizations built to fight for equity and uplift Black lives are surging throughout Appalachia and young leaders are steering the way.

Get to Know Appalachia’s Vulnerable Species

Roanoke Logperch; Indiana Bat; Bog Turtle; Small-whorled Pogonia

We spotlight eight of our region’s at-risk species.

Volunteer monitors coal mine data and maintains Appalachian Trail

Much of Dan’s work involves pulling data about mine transfers, bonding and environmental violations from public sources, and aggregating it in an understandable and manageable way.