An FDR program to electrify rural America is now beset by expensive coal plants and often-hidebound governing boards, as members clamor for transparency and renewables.
The president promised to create a task force on how best to help the communities. Advocates want that and new jobs, broadband internet and funding for health and education.
The Biden administration promises to clean up mine land and create jobs in Appalachia. Here are some steps it can take.
A new administration brings potential to address Appalachia’s economic and environmental issues on a wider scale.
After years of fighting new oil and gas pipelines in rural areas, activists have scored major victories that cloud the future or eliminate several big projects. Three people who helped lead anti-pipeline campaigns talk about their work and what lies ahead.
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
Local journalists, officials, and community leaders will discuss the media, the issues important to you, and the future of Appalachia.