• From the Archives

    Most issues of our monthly newsletter, The Highlands Voice, beginning with Volume 1, in 1969, are archived on our website at www.wvhighlands.org.   Enjoy the following highlights taken from 1975   Eastern Wilderness Act …


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  • Get a Good Lawyer

    A look back at our 50 years of actions for the mountains shows that the Highlands Conservancy has had plenty of help.  Groups and individuals joined with us in…


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  • Cancer Creek Flows On

    By Cindy Rank Yes, the “Cancer Creek” bill, vestige of the past, has resurfaced —- this time it has blurred the vision of enough West Virginia legislators to float them…


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  • So-Called “Coal Bill”

    By Cindy Rank Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the sanity is … Here we are, every month or so expounding on successful federal court challenges of…


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  • Threats to Public Land Looming

    By John McFerrin Our public lands are in peril.  There are moves afoot to transfer those lands to the states or sell off public lands. The idea that the federal government…


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  • Calendar of Events:

    Wednesday, March 1: Public Comment Session for ACP pipeline draft EIS in Elkins, WV 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Gandy Dancer Theater, 359 Beverly Pike, Elkins, WV  26241. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21393847/DEIS%20Notice%20of%20Availability%2020161230-3005%2831865337%29.pdf   Thursday,…


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  • What is The Cost of Subsidies?

    By Larry V. Thomas Senate Bill 16 (SB16), proposing to repeal West Virginia Code Section §11-6A-5a has been introduced in the legislature and is making its way through the House,…


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  • Move Afoot to Weaken Water Quality Protections

    The West Virginia Legislature is actively considering a bill (HB 2506) that would weaken West Virginia’s water quality protections. It would do two things.  First, it would change how compliance…


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  • West Virginia Lax in Stream Cleanup

    By John McFerrin The United States District Court has ruled that West Virginia was lax in its duty to beginning cleaning up impaired streams and that the United States Environmental…


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  • Insider View of West Virginia Highlands Conservancy Marketing Machine

    Each month in The Highlands Voice, and on our website, we offer for sale a variety of t-shirts, hats, etc.  For the offerings in the Voice, we are fortunate…


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