Appalachian Voices blog: Up and Running!!!

The new Appalachian Voices blogis shoving off today across the great Southern American blogosphere!

As we embark on this journey I invite you to join us for Mountain Oyesters and barbeque, sweet tea and moonshine, Smokey Mountains and Clean Smokestacks!

From Lookout to Kayford to Blair to Grandfather Mountain, we will be there protecting our environment, gaurding and celebrating our culture, and encouraging engagement in the politics of Appalachia.

The Appalachian region has traditionally been more in need of Democrats and progressive leaders than any region in the country. We are victims of some of the highest poverty in the country, some of the worst air and water quality, some of the highest unemployment, lowest median family incomes, and highest mortality rates during wartime.

And now our mountains - our very homes - the things we love most - are being destroyed by mountaintop removal coal-mining.

We are being exploited over and over and over again until our people and our mountains are gone. Please take a look around the new Appalachian Voices blog learn something about us, join us on the interactive porch, and keep on comin back with feedback, input, news, views, (and feet-with-no-shoes?), and we'll hopefully be seing you early and often!

Best wishes :)



Heres our last 10 blog posts...

1. Progress Energy Goes in Right Direction (TVA Remains Among Worst Regional Polluters)

2. Happy Friday

3. WV DEP Honors Locals

4. OSM Proposes Rule Changes in Tennessee Mining

5. Science Supression

6. The Inspectors From Hell

7. Senator Alexander (R-TN) Nails Bush Administration on Forest Sale

8. Beyond Coal: Building Healthy Communities in Appalachia

9. Mountain Keepers

10. Feds Propose 34 Mile Road Through NC Smokies

Tags: Air Pollution, AL, Appalachia, Appalachian Voices, coal, Culture, Environment, GA, KY, Mining, mountain oysters, Mountaintop Removal, nc, Politics, sc, sustainability, Sustainable Forestry, TN, VA, WV (all tags)



Re: Appalachian Voices blog: Up and Running!!!

Thanks for youre feedback, questions, and reccomendations as we try to get this mother off the ground! :)

by faithfull 2006-04-07 10:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Appalachian Voices blog: Up and Running!!!

It's a very pretty blog.

by blues 2006-04-07 12:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Appalachian Voices blog: Up and Running!!!

The more pictures of home we put up the better :)

by faithfull 2006-04-07 02:32PM | 0 recs


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