On Sunday, five years will have passed since the TVA coal ash disaster inundated the rivers and neighborhoods of Harriman, Tenn., with a billion gallons of toxic sludge. To commemorate this ignoble event, we created a timeline that compares political and social progress around the globe next to the lack of progress by the EPA toward regulating toxic coal ash and protecting human health.
The Southeast has the largest potential for energy efficiency in the country, and Appalachian Voices is ready to help tap that resource. This month we launched our new Energy Savings Action Center, a comprehensive website where homeowners and renters in eight southeastern states can find information about their utilities and programs that can help them afford energy improvements to their homes.
Reflecting on a Year of Accomplishments
Ten months ago, Tom Cormons assumed the helm of our fair organization. Now, at the end of the year, he takes a moment to reflect on our achievements over the past year and issue some well-deserved thanks to our supporters — without whom none of our work would be possible.
A Soul-Crushing Takeover When Clean Water is at Stake
Amy Adams never planned to leave her job with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. But after a historic and hostile takeover of the agency by state lawmakers, she no longer believed she could clock in and uphold her commitment to protect the environment. Now as Appalachian Voices' N.C. Campaign Coordinator, Amy is already standing up for those who value clean water, starting with an op-ed that is making waves throughout the state.
The ability to help defend the precious wildlife of the Appalachian Mountains, like this baby bear, is one of the reasons Maeve Gould is a Mountain Protector monthly donor at Appalachian Voices. Consider joining Maeve in giving $10, $20 or even $50 a month to help us achieve our goal to protect the mountains, rivers and communities of central and southern Appalachia.