Author: Heather Duncan

Mountain Justice: Appalachian Women Fought for Workers Long Before They Fought for Jobs

This piece was originally published in Scalawag, which amplifies the voices of activists, artists, and writers reckoning with the South. You can read the original article here. As historian Jessica Wilkerson carefully turned the pages of a notebook documenting a coal miners’ strike, fragments of dried leaves fluttered out. Sudie […]

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Drilling Down: Rules Protecting Appalachian National Parks from Oil and Gas Spills Reconsidered

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area attracts visitors to explore its huge rock shelters, hop a train into the river gorge, or ride horseback on wildflower trails. But the same ancient inland sea that formed the park’s sandstone arches also created the underground treasures of the Cumberland Plateau: […]

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