The Front Porch Blog, with Updates from AppalachiaThe Front Porch Blog, with Updates from Appalachia


Monitoring air quality across Appalachia

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 | Posted by The Appalachian Voice | 3 Comments

After a decade of focusing on water pollution from coal mining, Appalachian Voices’ coal impacts team is embarking on an ambitious project to monitor air pollution in communities impacted by coal mining and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and in other communities where air quality is an environmental justice concern. [ Read More ]

Reckoning with land ownership as Central Appalachia moves away from coal

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 | Posted by The Appalachian Voice | No Comments

Appalachia’s biggest problem may lie below our feet. Throughout the booms and busts of the coal industry, landholding corporations have kept their grasp on the land which previously held coveted resources. [ Read More ]

The Mountain Valley Pipeline is far from inevitable

Thursday, March 17th, 2022 | Posted by The Appalachian Voice | 2 Comments

MVP backers and supporters like to say the pipeline is 90% complete. That just isn't true — and many hurdles stand in the way of this dangerous pipeline. Find out more in this blog post from us and our partners Sierra Club and the POWHR Coalition. [ Read More ]

Helping our neighbors in Kentucky

Friday, December 17th, 2021 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

In the wake of the tragic tornados that devastated communities in western Kentucky last week, our friends at Kentuckians for the Commonwealth are curating a growing list of ways to help. [ Read More ]

New tool tracks reforestation on old surface mines

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

Join us on Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. for our release of a new tool that monitors the growth of trees and other vegetation on old surface coal mines in Central Appalachia. [ Read More ]

Coal miners visit D.C. to urge Congress to act on Black Lung legislation

Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | Posted by The Appalachian Voice | No Comments

More than 150 coal miners or their widows and loved ones traveled to D.C. in July to call for action on black lung legislation. [ Read More ]

Monopoly power play: The latest on Duke Energy’s bad rate bill

Friday, May 24th, 2019 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

Folks from across North Carolina have banded together to oppose a bill that would allow Duke Energy to more easily raise rates AND foist their cost for doing business onto N.C. ratepayers. [ Read More ]

FloydFest for the WIN!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

Become a member of Appalachian Voices before May 31, and be entered to win two 4-day tickets to FloydFest. It's Membership for the Win! [ Read More ]

USFS to hold open houses on North Carolina Forest Plan revisions

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

This summer, the U.S. Forest Service will host a series of open houses in western North Carolina as part of its 15-year planning process for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. [ Read More ]

Zach Galifianakis’ “Democracy for Sale” screens in North Carolina

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

A new documentary by Zach Galifianakis digs into how North Carolina has been transformed by the growing tidal wave of political spending. Screenings of "Democracy for Sale" will take place in numerous North Carolina towns throughout January and February. [ Read More ]

Boone team moves to new office

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

Our headquarters located in Boone, N.C., has a new home! The staff office is now located at 589 West King Street, right in the heart of the downtown district. [ Read More ]

New faces, fresh perspectives

Friday, November 20th, 2015 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

We're excited to welcome two new members to the Appalachian Voices team. Maya Viknius, born and raised in the Ukraine, brings a unique cultural perspective and nearly 20 years experience in accounting, while Leigh Kirchner, a first-generation college graduate with centuries-old roots in Appalachia, adds her regional know-how to our development team. [ Read More ]



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