The Appalachian Advocate - Appalachian Voices' Newsletter

January 20, 2018

Virginians look to new governor on pipelines

On the campaign trail, Ralph Northam said he wanted a thorough evaluation of the proposed fracked-gas Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. Now he’s governor, and Virginians are signing a petition to hold him to his word.

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1,000 days on bottled water

Last week marked the 1,000th day that hundreds of families in North Carolina have had to use nothing but bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing because their well water is likely contaminated by one of Duke Energy's leaking coal ash ponds.

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A DIY Approach to Wind Energy

Roger Beale built a wind turbine in his own backyard. Now, he's passing on those skills to regional youth competing in national turbine design competitions.

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Tell EPA not to repeal the Clean Power Plan

Americans are increasingly resisting the Trump administration's attempts to ram through a repeal of the historic plan to help protect the planet from the worst impacts of climate change. It’s not too late to have your say.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS

Virginia Conservation Lobby Day
Jan. 22: Join fellow Virginians to meet with lawmakers about important environmental legislation this session. Richmond, Va.
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Public Hearing: MVP Water Crossings
Jan. 23:
Tell the Va. Marine Resources Commission that we don’t want the dangerous Mountain Valley Pipeline. Newport News, Va.
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Duke Energy Rate Hike Hearings
Jan. 24, 30:: Tell the N.C. Utilities Commission to refuse the Duke Energy Carolinas 16.7 percent rate hike.
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Mountain Music and Medicinals
Jan. 25: Enjoy a night of free food and live music, featuring a workshop on how to earn money cultivating medicinal herbs. Naoma, W.Va.
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Winter Adventure Weekend
Jan. 25-28: Join Carter Caves State Resort Park for a weekend of outdoor field trips and workshops. Olive Hill, Ky.
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Electric Co-op Community Forum
Jan. 30: Learn about your role in an electric co-op with an evening of discussion. Cumberland Gap, Tenn.
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Book release: The Water Will Come
Jan. 31: Appalachian Voices is proud to host author Jeff Goodell whose latest work examines the global impact of climate-driven sea level rise. Charlottesville, Va.
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Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance
Jan. 31: Tune in as Sen. Bernie Sanders and others discuss the state of the climate after Trump’s State of the Union address.
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Seed Swap at WV Botanical Gardens
Feb. 10: Bring your own seeds to swap and socialize with fellow green thumbs. Morgantown, W.Va.
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The Rumble Bouldering Competition
Feb. 16-18: Compete or watch as boulderers go head to head at the Rumbling Bald climbing area. Lake Lure, N.C.
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Environmental Calendar of Events
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