Appalachian Voices

Lawsuit alleges federal agencies failing to protect ‘imperiled’ crayfish, darter from coal mining impacts

BY: - November 10, 2023

Two environmental advocacy groups are suing federal agencies for allegedly failing to implement conservation protections for hundreds of coal mines, including those in Eastern Kentucky, whose discharges into waterways could harm endangered and threatened aquatic life.   Appalachian Voices and the Center for Biological Diversity, in a lawsuit filed in federal district court Wednesday, alleged hundreds […]

‘Stackable’ tax credits for smaller renewable energy projects could benefit Eastern Kentucky

BY: - October 30, 2023

A new federal tax credit program to help nonprofits and local governments afford to build small-scale renewable energy projects could benefit communities in Eastern Kentucky and Appalachia in particular, according to an advocate familiar with the program.  Applications for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program opened earlier this month. The program […]