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  • Continued Violations on Strip Mine Near Popular Park

    The Kanawha Forest Coalition is a community group near Charleston, WV that has been working hard to stop a strip mine from destroying a beloved state forest. Unfortunately, despite overwhelming public support, they were not able to stop the strip mine operations from beginning, but the group has been working hard to ensure that the […]

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  • People’s Climate March includes a strong contingent from across Appalachia

    Mountain leaders joined 400,000 in New York City for the People’s Climate March. Those fighting mountaintop removal were among some of the frontline communities to lead this historic march for climate protections. Appalachian Voices did a great write up and captured the photo above. Media resources across the world captured this event, including this Grist article that features several voices from […]

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  • Abandoned Mine Lands Research Project Progresses Towards a Campaign

    Across Appalachia, the toxic legacy of mountaintop removal is hindering communities works towards economic transition. Cleaning up the land and making it safe for future generations is a key environmental and economic goal. Appalachian groups are making plans right now to explore ways to leverage federal funding to clean up the mess. The Alliance for […]

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  • Remembering Lenny Kohm

    It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our dear friend and mentor Lenny Kohm. Appalachian Voices has a beautiful tributeto the fun-loving, hard working chief.  Lenny provided wisdom, guidance, humor and hard work to move forward many successful campaigns to protect our mountains and the people of Appalachia. Please keep Lenny’s Appalachian Voices team, family […]

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  • Campaign Victory from Gainesville Loves Mountains!

    Campaign Victory from Gainesville Loves Mountains! The Florida based Gainesville Loves Mountains has been working for over three years to pass a an ordinance at the city commission that would ban the use of coal from MTR mines in regional utilities. This month, they won that campaign! This makes Gainesville the first community in the US […]

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