The Appalachian Advocate - Appalachian Voices' Newsletter

July 25, 2018

Pipeline Update: MVP Southgate and more

As opposition continues on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, company officials held a series of open houses for residents in Virginia and North Carolina on the new proposed MVP Southgate extension — but the company seemed more evasive than helpful in answering questions.

Learn what MVP LLC had to say to residents ]


Community empowerment at the Water Justice Summit

In early June, Appalachian community members and dedicated activists alike gathered for a series of workshops and other activities to engage about possible solutions to water quality and access issues.

[ Read more ]

Appalachian beekeepers protect honeybee health

Regional beekeepers tell of the peaks and valleys that come with nurturing a species that faces increasing environmental stressors.

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Virginians reject “blanket” permit for pipelines

More than 13,000 citizens provided comment on a permit granted for the massive Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline projects that would cross streams, rivers and other waters more than 1,000 times in Virginia.

[ Read the latest in this fight ]

Abandoned coal relics cleaned up with settlement funds

Two abandoned coal tipple sites that were not eligible for traditional Abandoned Mine Lands funds have been reclaimed and replanted using settlement funds from a water pollution lawsuit.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS

Virginia Energy Plan Public Listening Sessions
State agencies are asking for citizen comments about updates to the Virginia Energy Plan. Make your voice heard and tell them no new pipelines! Richmond, Newport News, and Roanoke, respectively.
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Identifying Animal Tracks
July 27: A Panther Creek State Park Ranger will discuss techniques for identifying animal tracks, followed by a short hike. Morristown, Tenn.
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Energy Summit 2018
July 30-Aug. 1: Appalachian State University hosts current and future leaders of energy policies and practices to discuss the theme, Leadership for Good. Boone, N.C.
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25th Southeastern Permaculture Gathering
Aug. 3-5: Celebrate nature and community with work-trade, camping, workshops and more. Burnsville, N.C.
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Volunteer Workday and Celebration
Aug. 4: Volunteer to remove invasive plants and clean up litter at Collier Preserve. Afterwards, join the Beaver Creek Flotilla paddlers. Alcoa, Tenn.
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Mushroom Walk
Aug. 5: Join the New River Valley Mushroom Club for a mushroom identification walk through Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Marion, Va.
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Natural Bridge Rappel
Aug. 5: Rappel down into Natural Bridge at Carter Caves State Resort Park. Olive Hill, Ky.
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Clean Energy BBQ Banquet
Aug. 7: Join Appalachian Voices and our home energy contest winner for an evening of BBQ, conversation and celebration! Boone, N.C.
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Forest Pathogens Discussion
Aug. 11: Learn about forest pathogens and observe an on-site example at the West Virginia Botanic Garden. Morgantown, W.Va.
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Environmental Calendar of Events
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