Blue Ridge Outdoors in New York Times op-ed about Appalachian water quality

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Celebrated Appalachian author Ron Rash wrote a powerful op-ed piece for the New York Times this weekend about applying the lessons of Flint to Appalachia. While much well-deserved attention has focused on the water crisis in Flint, communities across Appalachia face similar water issues.

In our March issue, Blue Ridge Outdoors featured Appalachia’s water crisis, especially in coal communities. (Read our full story here.) Ron Rash included our reporting in the New York Times editorial.

The op-ed also includes the voice of Jeff Biggers, a long-time Appalachian activist and writer.

Thanks to Ron Rash for a powerful and important piece. Read it here.



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