Daily Archives: March 25, 2009

Legendary Smokies Moonshiner Dead at 62

The Smokies get a little less wild with this sad news out of tiny Parrottsville, Tennessee, located just north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee National Forest. This just in from Backpacker Magazine: Moonshine and Star Charts: Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, 62, a famous moonshiner known for his premium “booger” style of corn…

Hope in the Mountains

Obama Administration Suspends Coal Dumping Permits in Appalachia Guest Column by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Yesterday was a great day for the people of Appalachia and for all of America. In a bold departure from Bush-era energy policy, the Obama administration suspended a coal company’s permit to dump debris from its proposed mountaintop mining operation…