Together, We Can Choose A Different Future For Appalachian Communities

By Joanne Kilgour, Pennsylvania Capital Star. -

Over the course of my career, I have been humbled by what the people in the Ohio River Valley have given to me. I recall those community members who kindly served me coffee made with bottled [...]

Appalachia’s New Day: Black Appalachian Young & Rising

By Staff, -

History was made on the Pine Mountain Settlement School campus this November 2019, when the first ever Black Appalachian Young and Rising gathering was held there, bringing together more than 40 [...]

$44,000 For An Ambulance, Hour-Long Drives To An ER: The Impossible Cost Of Healthcare In Appalachia

By Mason Adams, -

WHEN HEATHER EDWARDS’ CONTRACTIONS BEGAN THREE MONTHS EARLY, in March, she worried about the long drive to the hospital from her home nestled in the Appalachian Mountains in Jonesville, Va., a [...]

It’s Not Just ‘Coal Country’ — What The History Of Women’s Labor Reveals About Appalachia

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert, -

After the 2016 presidential election, many people in the United States sought to understand the rise of Trump through stories of rural America. Books like “Hillbilly Elegy” and “Strangers in [...]

“We Have Stopped It For Another Year”: MVP Tree-Sit Hits Over 156 Days

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, -

Today marks 156 days since the beginning of the Yellow Finch tree sits, and a lot has changed since then. The forest around us has undergone seasonal changes, the trees have shed their leaves, [...]

From Appalachia To Germany: Anti-Capitalist Trees, People Power & Systemic Corruption

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

On the front lines of the fight against dirty energy – worldwide. First up, some great news from West Virginia and Virginia – taking time to celebrate these victories while taking a look at the [...]

Land Of Extraction: How The Carceral Institution Settled In Central Appalachia

By Stephen T. Young and Brian Pitman, -

Driving the roads of any small coal town settled within the central Appalachian Mountains, it is easy to see the beauty of the landscape. However, this beauty is concealed by lasting embodiments [...]

In Appalachia, Women Put Their Bodies On The Line For The Land

By Ellee Achten, -

Women turn to environmental activism later in life due to health concerns, deep community investments, and, according to 75-year-old Peggy Gish, because they have "more freedom to get around, to [...]

A Young Tree Sitter Starves In A Tent 50 Feet High To Stop A Pipeline

By Staff, -

When a young girl got up in a monopod tent with limited food to prevent construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) back in March, she had no idea the movement her action would spark. A 61 [...]

The South’s Pipe Dreams

By Seth Cline, -

The largest gas field in the world lies deep below the shimmering Persian Gulf, surrounded on all sides by wealthy OPEC nations. The second-largest sits largely beneath rural Appalachia. And as [...]

I’m An Eagle Scout, And I Don’t Want Pipelines In My Wilderness

By Griffin Bird, -

Troop 149, an enthusiastic and lively troop from Arlington, made me the person I am today. Being a member of Troop 149 meant a lot of things, but most importantly it meant incredible outdoor [...]

100-Year Capitalist Experiment Keeps Appalachia Poor & Stuck On Coal

By Gwynn Guilford, -

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending [...]

This Proposed Pipeline Would Cut Right Through The Appalachian Trail

By Hilary Hanson, -

By Hilary Hanson for The Huffington Post - Environmental groups are voicing opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and require [...]

Coal Industry In Collapse, Mountains Not Coming Back

By Laura Gottesdiener, -

By Laura Gottesdiener in Tom Dispatch - In Appalachia, explosions have leveled the mountain tops into perfect race tracks for Ryan Hensley’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV). At least, that’s how the [...]

Week Of Actions For Climate Justice In Appalachia

By Dana Kuhnline, -

While much of the national climate movement has focused on gearing up towards the People’s Climate March in New York City later this month, frontline communities in Appalachia have been working [...]

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