A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Residents Near Proposed Lambert Compressor Station Push Back, Cite Environmental Racism

A Pittsylvania County community is urging the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board to deny a permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed Lambert Compressor Station, which would pressurize and pump natural gas, emitting air pollution in the county’s historically Black Banister District.

New Clinch River State Park Showcases Biodiversity

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Supporters of Southwest Virginia’s newest state park hope that it will foster a conservation mindset and bring awareness to the Clinch River’s rich biodiversity.

Beyond the Tuition Bill, College Students Face Stressful Housing and Utility Costs

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Nearly half of all college students faced housing insecurity in 2020, according to survey data. While COVID-19 made it harder for students to meet basic needs, the problem is not new.

Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Latest Challenges: Water-crossing Permits and Compressor Station Hearing

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The long-contested MVP faces new delays due to water-crossing permits. Bills that would give Virginia more authority to protect water quality from pipelines are advancing in the state legislature. As the commonwealth considers a compressor station for MVP Southgate, developers of the canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline begin the restoration process.

Building Community Internet in the Clearfork Valley

The Southern Connected Communities Project is working to bring high-speed internet to Clairfield, Tenn., and other underserved rural areas.

Yurts and the Significance of a Circle

Yurts offer an affordable, cozy housing option with a light environmental footprint.

Extending the Growing Season

Appalachian farmers and gardeners are using season extension techniques such as high tunnels to expand growing opportunities.

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