A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices


Fall 2020, Issue 3 - Features

Permanent Closure of Frack Waste Well A Win For Ohio Activists

Lorelei Goff - November 7, 2020

The Ginsburg injection well stored toxic, radioactive waste in an open pit surrounded by farms and residences. The well's closure is a significant victory for activists, but there are more than 200 frack waste injection wells in Ohio.

Young Black Leaders Steer the Way for Change in Appalachia

Contributing Writers - November 2, 2020

Organizations built to fight for equity and uplift Black lives are surging throughout Appalachia and young leaders are steering the way.

Appalachian Election Workers Manage New Processes, Safety Protocols

Dan Radmacher - October 29, 2020

There seems little question that the 2020 general election is the most challenging to run in American history. Across Appalachia, those responsible for running the elections appear to be rising to the challenge.

The Appalachian Pipeline Resistance Movement: “We’re Not Going Away”

Kevin Ridder - October 28, 2020

Residents along the paths of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines have made it clear that fracked-gas projects are not welcome.

To Stop an American Extinction Crisis, the Southeast Must Pivot Away From Fossil Fuels

Contributing Writers - September 29, 2020

One of the worst chapters of the global extinction crisis is playing out in America’s Southeast, a region that rivals the rainforests with its staggering array of aquatic biodiversity.

Saving Appalachian Species

Kevin Ridder - September 29, 2020

The Endangered Species Act plays a crucial role in protecting our region’s wealth of biodiversity — but this bedrock environmental law is under attack.

Get to Know Appalachia’s Vulnerable Species

AV's Intern Team - September 28, 2020

We spotlight eight of our region's at-risk species.


Fall 2020, Issue 3 - Columns