The Appalachian Advocate - Appalachian Voices' Newsletter

January 21, 2017

photo by Kent MasonDefending our vision of Appalachia

The Trump administration’s approach to environmental and energy policy is dangerously shortsighted. Appalachian Voices will do all we can to protect our natural heritage and defend the communities of Appalachia, while advancing our positive agenda for a healthy, sustainable future. Photo by Kent Mason.

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Aww shucks y’all...thanks!

We're doing a little victory dance here at Appalachian Voices because Blue Ridge Outdoors' readers voted us the Best Environmental Organization in 2016. We’re honored and humbled, and we’ll do you proud in 2017 — and beyond.

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Urge your senators to defend America’s natural heritage

Stand with conservationists and clean energy advocates across America in calling on the Senate to reject President Trump's energy and environment Cabinet picks whose polices would accelerate climate change and threaten public health, air and water quality, and our natural heritage.

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“Democracy for Sale” in N.C.

A documentary by N.C. native Zach Galifianakis exposes how a tidal wave of political spending has transformed his home state into “one of the most regressive and intentionally belligerent states in the union.” Appalachian Voices is partnering with him to screen the film around the state.

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Standing up for Appalachian streams

Seven years in the making and vetted six ways to Sunday, the Stream Protection Rule would help safeguard communities from the ravages of mountaintop removal coal mining. The Trump administration and Congress would like to kill it, but we are banding together to defend the rule. Photo by Kent Mason

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Reclaiming mined mountains

The more than 1 million acres that have been damaged by surface coal mining in Appalachia pose many challenges, but they also hold great potential for reforestation and economic development.

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A new leaf at N.C. environmental agency

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Michael Regan as the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality. Regan pledged to develop greater transparency at the agency — signalling a welcome shift from the prior secretary’s approach to public engagement.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS

Democracy For Sale Screenings
Jan. 23-Feb. 9: View this documentary by Zach Galifianakis at numerous locations across North Carolina.
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N.C. Day of Climate Action
Jan. 23: Join one of the many events across the state calling for climate justice!
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Virginia Conservation Lobby Day
Jan. 23: Encourage state legislators to support environmental policy advancements. Richmond, Va.
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Ditch Dirty Fuels! Rally
Jan. 23: Help urge Virginia legislators to move away from fossil fuels. Richmond, Va.
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Jefferson Co. Air Quality Meeting
Jan. 24: Attend this monthly meeting to discuss building a local environmental justice alliance focused on addressing air quality issues. KFTC office, Louisville, Ky.
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Advocacy Training
Jan. 24-31: Join the West Virginia Citizen Action Group for advocacy training sessions taking place across the state.
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Understanding Biochar Workshop
Jan. 28: Come to the Living Web Farms for this day-long workshop on how biochar can improve soil health. Mills River, N.C.
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Film Screening and Discussion
Feb. 7: Enjoy a screening of "Banjo Romantika: American Bluegrass Music & The Czech Imagination." Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol, Va.
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Environmental Calendar of Events
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