A publication of Appalachian Voices


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Clean Up Your Local Creek With Tips From The Pros

Organizing a river or lake cleanup is a fun, effective way to improve local water quality and make a tangible difference. Three river cleanup pros share their tips!


New Clinch River State Park Showcases Biodiversity

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.


Looming Uncertainty Over Future of Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup

Congress has allowed the Abandoned Mine Lands program to expire, and advocates said nationwide on both state and tribal lands, residents face uncertainty over the future of environmental cleanup and economic recovery on lands once used to mine coal.


The Significance of the Battle of Blair Mountain, 100 Years Later

Labor and regional advocates commemorate a pivotal milestone in coal union history.


Federal and State Agencies Consider New Water Permits for Controversial Pipelines

Critics of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are calling on Virginia to deny a Clean Water Act certification for MVP. The pipeline's proposed extension, MVP Southgate, faces several hurdles.



River Watchdogs Raise Awareness of Bacteria Levels at Popular Swim Spots

Cool water, river swim spots and... bacteria? River advocates want to see more water testing and better water quality notification systems.


Virginia's Black Farmers Push Lawmakers to Provide Debt Relief

A slew of lawsuits from white farmers claiming "reverse discrimination" has delayed $4 billion in Covid-19 relief funds intended to forgive loans for farmers of color.


NC Energy Bill Gets Criticism for Cost, Climate-Change Effectiveness

Industrial consumers, environmental advocates and residential ratepayers in North Carolina have voiced concerns over a new energy bill critics say was created with outsized input from Duke Energy.


Striking Alabama Miners Are Done Playing Nice

Hundreds of UMWA miners remain on the picket line at the Warrior Met Coal mine.



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The Appalachian Voice shifts to online-only

We are ceasing the print publication of The Appalachian Voice for the time being due to the impact of the pandemic, but we will continue to publish new stories online. Read more.


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