As remediation of the troubled Bristol landfill begins, community advocates are petitioning for an alert system, increased air quality monitoring and relief measures for residents who experience strong airborne pollution at home.
Community groups in Jefferson County, W.Va., are challenging local and state government efforts to bring a stone wool insulation manufacturing plant to the area, citing air pollution and other concerns.
As more and more pipeline projects are proposed to bring fracked gas out of the Appalachian Basin, residents are rising up to voice their opposition and fight to stop the pipelines from endangering their communities.
Community members voiced their opinions and concerns at public hearings about Stream Protection Rule that were held in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.
Appalachian Voices is proud to support the Alliance for Carolinians Together (A.C.T.) Against Coal Ash, a new grassroots organization representing North Carolinians impacted by coal ash.
By Molly Moore Patsy Dowling considers herself a success of the War on Poverty. As a premature baby born in western North Carolina in 1964 — the same year President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty — Dowling entered…