The Appalachian Advocate - Appalachian Voices' Newsletter

July 14, 2016

March on the mansion

From the Blue Ridge to the Eastern shore, Virginians are facing threats of dangerous fracked-gas pipelines, toxic coal ash, soot pollution, rapidly rising sea levels and mountains blasted apart for coal. On July 23, join with hundreds of mountain and river lovers, faith leaders, farmers, climate activists, moms and others for the “March on the Mansion” in Richmond. We’ll tell Governor McAuliffe that he must stand up to corporate polluters and stand with Virginians fighting for clean energy and a safe climate.

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Aftermath of West Virginia floods

West Virginia resident and former coordinator of The Alliance for Appalachia Katey Lauer shares her perspective on the aftermath of last month’s floods and the humanity she witnessed as communities come together and begin to “reconstitute the world.” (The blog was also picked up by DailyKos.)

[ Read Katey’s touching essay. ]

Stepping into the West Virginia Mine Wars

The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum in Matewan chronicles the dramatic struggle to unionize coal mines in the 20th century — a powerful but little-known episode of Appalachian history.

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West Virginia sues mine operator

Since opening in 2014, the KD#2 mountaintop removal mine in Kanawha County, W.Va. has racked up more than 40 enforcement actions due to water pollution exposed by local citizens in the Kanawha Forest Coalition. The state has filed suit against the mining company, but it could be little more than a smoke screen.

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A good idea right under your nose

Caroline Armijo, an artist, activist and close friend of Appalachian Voices, ponders a new technology that may offer a solution to the threats coal ash pollution poses to her community.

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       FloydFest 2016It’s July -- and FloydFest is right around the corner. Don’t forget to donate a dollar to Appalachian Voices when you buy your tix (friends of AppVoices can get a 10% discount). See you there!

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CALENDAR of EVENTS

MusicFest 'N Sugar Grove
July 15-16:
Come listen to great music in Sugar Grove, N.C.
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Bill McKibben: Keynote Address
July 18:
Hear this environmental activist at the Appalachian Energy Summit. Boone, N.C.
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Catching the Sun
July 18:
Join us for a screening of this new documentary about the solar industry. Asheville, N.C.
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Small Farm Marketing Principles
July 21:
Learn to better market your farm products to the public. Pine Mountain, Ky.
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March on the Mansion
July 23:
Rally with us for clean energy and climate justice. Richmond, Va.
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Down Home Barn Bash
July 23:
Join Kentuckians For The Commonwealth for a family-friendly night on the farm. Junction City, Ky.
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AppVoices at FloydFest
July 27-31:
For the second year, we're the featured nonprofit at this top-tier music festival. Floyd, Va.
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Virginia Highlands Festival
July 29-Aug 7:
Celebrate the culture of Virginia with a wide range of activities and events. Abingdon, Va.
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A Feast from the Field
July 30:
Join Piedmont Environmental Council for a tour and dinner at local farms. Warrenton, Va.
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MocsBend Fest
July 30-31:
Celebrate our national parks turning 100 and National Endowment for the Arts turning 50. Chattanooga, Tenn.
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RiverFest by RiverLink
August 13:
Join RiverLink for a festive day on the French Broad River. Asheville, N.C.
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Wildflower Walk
August 20:
Learn about wildflowers with a local botanist. Morgantown, W.Va.
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Environmental Calendar of Events
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