A group of social justice activists from 17 to 75 from Virginia traveled to the 8th annual Southern Movement Assembly in Mississippi, where they made connections and drew inspiration from others.
Appalachia mourns the passing of a fierce defender of the environment whose commitment to lifting up the voices of her West Virginia community will continue to grow the pipeline resistance movement well into the future.
More environmental news from across the region including the impact of energy bills on low-income and minority families, regulation of coal ash cleanup and methane emissions.
The Catholic Committee of Appalachia’s third pastoral letter highlights the voices of ordinary citizens and focuses on social justice and environmental issues including mountaintop removal coal mining, water quality, climate change, poverty and health.
The communities near Duke Energy’s Belews Creek power plant and coal-ash dump in North Carolina have suffered a long time from water pollution. Now the state is poised to allow the natural gas industry to drill fracking wells nearby. Citizens are saying “enough.” The NAACP announced a civil rights investigation at a recent press conference and took its protest to the state capitol at a “Moral Monday” rally. Appalachian Voices is standing in solidarity with these champions for environmental justice.