So long, friends….
The Allegheny Voice was born on the Fourth of July, 2019. It’s purpose was mainly to serve as a supplement to local newspapers within the Allegheny River watershed—a necessary supplement that addressed the many serious environmental concerns that these local newspapers intentionally ignored. We hope, if nothing else, that we alerted readers to these issues, and that we helped contribute to civil discourse about the value of nature, and especially about the value of the waters that flow through our communities.
The Allegheny Voice will now fade back into the mists from which it came. But the spirit that motivated this website—the spirit of the many water and land protectors within the Allegheny River watershed—will remain, and their voices will be heard in other forums and other ways, and those voices will eventually prevail, no matter what the odds, and no matter how powerful the forces they face. Because they must prevail for the good of us all.
Thanks to all those who posted on The Allegheny Voice, especially those willing to publicly say things that were unpopular but true and which just needed to be said. And thanks to all those who read the posts and who shared the spirit of The Allegheny Voice.