Inside Appalachian Voices

About Appalachian Voices’ program work



Southwest Virginia Solar Roadmap Released

December 5, 2017 Our New Economy team has been working with the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia over the past year to blaze a trail for solar energy in seven of Virginia's historically coal-producing counties.


Welcoming Virginia’s New Environmental Justice Council

December 5, 2017 We commend Gov. Terry McAuliffe's creation of Virginia's first Environmental Justice Advisory Council.


Challenging the Pipelines

December 5, 2017 While the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines may have obtained federal approval, there's still plenty of room left to fight in the statehouses.


Objecting to Duke’s Proposed Rate Hikes

December 5, 2017 Appalachian Voices stands in firm opposition to Duke Energy's proposed rate hikes to pay for their dirty energy.


Taking Legal Action to Clean Up Belews Creek Coal Ash

December 5, 2017 Thanks to a lawsuit filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center, Duke Energy will have to answer for its illegal coal ash pollution of the Dan River Basin.


Volunteer Task Force

December 5, 2017 Get involved with Appalachian Voices to educate Western North Carolina residents about decreasing energy waste!


Member Spotlight: Diana Withen

October 11, 2017 Diana Withen is a teacher, leader and environmental advocate in Southwest Virginia, where she is also regularly distributes The Appalachian Voice.


Making Plans for 2018

October 11, 2017 The Appalachian Voices team came together from across the region in August to discuss how to best protect and uplift the region in 2018 and beyond.


Hellos and Goodbyes

October 11, 2017 As we say goodbye to our former associate editor Elizabeth (Lee) Payne, we welcome our new associate editor Kevin Ridder and our newest AmeriCorps Project Conserve member, Becca Bauer.


Appalachian Voices Annual Membership Meeting

October 11, 2017 On Nov. 30, you can meet the Appalachian Voices team at any of our four offices to learn more about what we're doing and discuss ways to advance a clean, just future in the region.


Fighting Duke Rate Hike

October 11, 2017 Appalachian Voices stands against the proposed Duke Energy residential customer rate hike of 16.7 percent, which pushes the burden of cleaning millions of tons of toxic coal ash to ratepayers.


Member Spotlight: Lucy and Rich Henighan

August 22, 2017 Lucy and Rich Henighan — Appalachian Voices members since 1999 — are making a difference in East Tennessee.


The Fight Against the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines Continues

August 22, 2017 As federal regulators continue to rubber-stamp the dangerous, inadequate plans for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines, we’re continuing to fight back alongside residents and grassroots groups across Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.


NC Counties Pass Resolutions in Favor of Energy Efficiency

August 22, 2017 Three counties in the French Broad Electric Membership Corporation service territory have passed resolutions encouraging the electric co-op to develop a tariffed on-bill financing program that would help the co-op’s members afford home energy efficiency improvements.


Hellos and Goodbyes — Aug/Sept 2017

August 22, 2017 We welcome three new members to our Tennessee Energy Savings team, and bid farewell to our former Tennessee VISTA service member and the graphic designer for The Appalachian Voice.