News and notes from our parent organization
Appalachian Voices and our partners and working to dismantle barriers to Energy Democracy and make clean energy accessible to people across our region.
During the 2019 Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour, Appalachian Voices and our partners heard loud and clear what community members want from their utilities. Now, we're working to put that into action.
Federal regulators ordered a halt to Mountain Valley Pipeline work, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to be bogged down by legal challenges. We also joined North Carolinians at two events to speak out against fracked-gas projects.
Congress must reauthorize the vital Abandoned Mine Land program before it expires in 2021 – and Appalachian Voices along with our partners is putting forth every effort to make sure that happens.
Appalachian Voices would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our Advancement Team, Gaye LaCasce!
Appalachian Voices' Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on coal's ongoing impacts on Appalachia.
A profile on Waltr Lane, a distributor of The Appalachian Voice who refers to himself as a "greenneck poet."
The Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Tour and the Energy Justice North Carolina, End the Duke Monopoly Tour have been a roaring success so far! Stay tuned for more tour dates in both states and in Virginia.
Help stop the Trump administration's efforts to rubber-stamp new pipelines by weakening state water quality authority!
Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Nellysford, Va., is brewing our benefit beer to raise awareness of our work to advance an inclusive energy future for Appalachia.
Tour some of Wise County's solar energy installations on Oct. 19 as part of the 24th Annual National Solar Tour.
Alongside partner organizations and concerned citizens, Appalachian Voices launched an Energy Democracy Tour to educate residents in Virginia, North Carolina and the Tennessee Valley on how to take back their electric system from monopoly utilities.
A message from Appalachian Voices' Executive Director Tom Cormons about late summer and our connection to nature.
Appalachian Voices member Vesta Jean Lenhart's desire to preserve mountains goes back to her childhood in Eastern Kentucky.
In July, Appalachian Voices traveled to Capitol Hill alongside about 150 miners, widows and their loved ones to demand Congress to restore proper funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. And in June, we joined other organizations in a visit to D.C. to ask legislators to co-sponsor the RECLAIM Act to fast-track abandoned mine reclamation.