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A publication of Appalachian Voices


Fall 2021 - Features

Black Appalachian Coalition Aims to Shift Narrative on Energy, Other Issues

Contributing Writers - November 24, 2021

The Black Appalachian Coalition is seeking to amplify the voices of Appalachia’s people of color, whose stories are often left out of policy discussions about energy and other issues in the region. Bishop Marcia Dinkins, the group’s founder and executive director, recently talked with the Energy News Network about the coalition's work.

Residents Near Proposed Lambert Compressor Station Push Back, Cite Environmental Racism

AV's Intern Team - November 19, 2021

A Pittsylvania County community is urging the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board to deny a permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline’s proposed Lambert Compressor Station, which would pressurize and pump natural gas, emitting air pollution in the county’s historically Black Banister District.

In a Nutshell: A Native Forage With Potential

Contributing Writers - November 14, 2021

Members of the Nutty Buddy Collective are tending orchards and processing locally foraged acorns and black walnuts into food to make the case that native nuts can once again help keep our communities healthy — and foster healthier forests at the same time.

Potential Federal Action Would Address Common and Harmful “Forever Chemicals”

AV's Intern Team - October 6, 2021

Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could soon take steps to protect communities from an incredibly common but little-known family of man-made chemicals that have been accumulating in waterways and in people's blood for decades.

North Carolina Seeks Public Comment on Regional Haze Plan

Contributing Writers - October 6, 2021

As North Carolina develops its 10-year plan to reduce haze in national parks and wilderness areas, conservation and health groups allege that North Carolina and other Southeast states are missing key sources of emissions in their analysis.

Clean Up Your Local Creek With Tips From The Pros

AV's Intern Team - September 29, 2021

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!


Fall 2021 - Columns








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