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The Coal Industry’s Legacy of Harm: A note from our executive director

Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on coal’s ongoing impacts on Appalachia.


The Magic of Summer: A note from our executive director

A message from Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons about late summer and our connection to nature.


Disrupting the Status Quo and Putting People and Planet First

We are committed to disrupting a status quo designed to line the pockets of the government-protected utility monopolies who have been calling the shots. We are citizens demanding a system that puts people and the planet first.


Political Energy and Energy Democracy

Appalachian Voices Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that works in the best interest of everyday citizens in order to protect our natural areas and our communities.


Tom Cormons: A Leader With a Purpose

When Tom Cormons left the East Coast to attend college in Charlottesville, Va., it didn’t take him long to fall in love with the mountains. Every opportunity he had during his time at the the University of Virginia, he hiked,


A Fond Farewell for a Fantastic Leader

In October of 2008, I met an extraordinary person at the Appalachian Voices headquarters in Boone, N.C. She’d been hired as an organizational consultant, and I was a new member of the board. It was immediately clear that Willa Mays


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