Arch Coal, ICG to address water pollution violations at coal mines

Friday, August 7th, 2015 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

Yesterday afternoon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Arch Coal and International Coal Group Inc. to resolve hundreds of illegal pollution discharge violations made by the conglomerate at its coal mines throughout Appalachia, including a fine of $2 million and required upgrades to their operations to protect "communities overburdened by pollution." [ More ]

U.S. coal giant Alpha Natural Resources files for bankruptcy

Friday, August 7th, 2015 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal mining companies in the United States and a big player in the Appalachian coal market, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday of this week, blaming "an unprecedented period of distress with increased competition from natural gas, an oversupply in the global coal market, historically low prices due to weaker international and domestic economies, and increasing government regulation that has pushed electric utilities to transition away from coal-fired power plants. [ More ]

Obama Administration releases final version of the Clean Power Plan

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever national rule limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants to safeguard public health and help address climate disruption. [ More ]

Meet Tarence, the newest member of our team!

Friday, April 17th, 2015 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

tarence Appalachian Voices would like to welcome Tarence, Ray, our newest member to the team! Serving as our new Central Appalachian Field Coordinator, Tarence will be working in central Appalachia helping expand our Appalachian Water Watch project and working on federal policy to end mountaintop removal coal mining. [ More ]

Two passionate organizers join the team

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

amy_adam We’re delighted to welcome two new members to the Appalachian Voices family! Adam Wells will be serving as our Economic Diversification Campaign Coordinator in southwest Virginia, where his roots reach back six generations. Amy Kelly, who traces her roots in the Volunteer state back to the 18th century, will work with local residents to grow energy efficiency programs as our Tennessee Energy Savings Outreach Coordinator. [ More ]

Appalachian Voices and FloydFest 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | 1 Comment

INAV_floydfestlogo It's official --- Appalachian Voices is partnering with one of the premiere music and arts festivals in the country to spread some serious love for mountains! This year, we were chosen to be Floydfest's featured nonprofit, and together we're cooking up some fun and exciting ways to promote stewardship of the Appalachian mountains during the 5-day extravaganza. [ More ]

HBO’s “Saving My Tomorrow” to feature footage from Appalachian Voices

Friday, December 12th, 2014 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

savingmytomorrow3 This coming Monday, HBO will premiere an entirely new documentary series that celebrates the children who will inherit the planet and their appreciation of the wonders of the natural world. A lyrical mix of science, animation, and music, "Saving My Tomorrow" is a call from kids to kids to help take care of the planet. [ More ]

Using our online Voice

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

thevoice_onlineWe are delighted to announce that all the great content found in the print edition of our beloved bi-monthly publication, The Appalachian Voice, is now available on our website, through our newly revamped online presence. Before diving in to read the latest issue of The Voice online, take a moment to learn about the new features you'll find inside. [ More ]

Hail to the Chief — Lenny Kohm, 1939-2014

Monday, September 29th, 2014 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | 5 Comments

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AV Takes Part in Google’s New Maps Gallery

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

Appalachian Voices was among a handful of entities invited by Google to provide maps for the Maps Gallery, which launched today. Our offerings include a map that shows how families in the Southeast pay a higher percentage of their income for electricity compared to the national average, one that shows average poverty rate by electric utility territory, and six maps that highlight the connection between mountaintop removal coal mining and poverty and health issues. In conjunction with the Maps Gallery launch, we also released a new report explaining in detail the data we pulled from to create the maps. [ More ]

Another Coal-related Spill Reported in West Virginia

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | 9 Comments

patriotspill-150px Early Tuesday morning there was a significant slurry spill at Patriot Coals Kanawah Eagle operation. Over 100,000 gallons of toxic coal slurry spilled into Fields Creek near Charleston, WV. Members of the Appalachian Water Watch team were at the site to investigate. [ More ]

TAKE ACTION TODAY — Help our Friends in Clinch River Valley Get a New State Park

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | No Comments

clinch-river-near-rt_-27-bridge A budget amendment has been introduced in the Virginia General Assembly requesting an initial $2.5 million for the development of a new state park in the Clinch River area. But legislators need to hear from residents TODAY (Feb. 11) that a new Click River State Park will create positive economic development in our beautiful region. Take Action NOW! [ More ]


 

 

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