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Trump Administration Rams Through Final Forest Service Analysis of Controversial Mountain...

See below for a press release, from the great folks at Appalachian Voices, regarding the...uh, NOT great folks in the corrupt, hate-the-environment-but-LOVE-fossil-fuels Trump administration....

Dishonest Dominion Energy Polling Shows Company “On the Defensive Against…Groundswell of...

The following statement is from Tom Cormons, executive director of Appalachian Voices ("Founded in 1997, Appalachian Voices brings people together to protect the land,...

VA State Corporation Commission Approves Dominion’s Integrated Resource Plan

The following press release is from Appalachian Voices. Also, see below that for the State Corporation Commission's press release. Yet another example of how...

Wise Energy for Virginia Calls Out Big Coal’s Fallacious PR Campaign


A number of local environmental groups, including Appalachian Voices, the Virginia Sierra Club and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards responded to Big Coal's fallacious nationwide PR campaign to stave off the inevitable: coal's demise in the U.S.  

As if Big Coals PR blitz weren't audacious enough, Big Coal is also putting together a "Rally for Coal Jobs" June 2nd in Washington County. No surprise here, Big Coal will be using the tried and untrue jobs claim to lambast the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

HOWEVER, according to federal data analyzed by Appalachian Voices, Virginia coal employment has dipped by a whopping 67% between 1984 and 2009 . That doesn't sound like job creation to me! Big Coal would be more accurate arguing that it has helped employ more Americans in the health care industry who have to treat coal-mining related illnesses and accidents!  

President of Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, Sam Broach, said it best,

"We need to begin the transition to an economy that provides lasting jobs and clean energy. The coal industry is just trying to defend mountaintop removal, which kills jobs and kills people in our communities."