The Appalachian Advocate - Appalachian Voices' Newsletter

February 22, 2017

photo by Kent MasonDirty gas pipeline not needed, not wanted

Help us stop the proposed fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline — a dangerous boondoggle that would put private property, public lands, drinking water supplies, historic sites, Native American communities and global climate at risk for corporate profits.

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With stroke of a pen, stream rule dies

As expected, President Trump and his allies in Congress have killed the Stream Protection Rule, which would have helped keep coal waste out of Appalachia’s waters. The move won’t bring coal back.

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Job opening & new faces at Appalachian Voices

We’re delighted to welcome these four fine individuals to our team: Matt Hepler, Terran Young and Lydia Graves join our Norton, Va. office, and Mayzie Shelton is in Boone, N.C. Want to join them? We’re seeking a talented and passionate professional with grassroots organizing experience to help lead our energy efficiency work in East Tennessee.

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Doing service, energy-efficiency style

Students at Appalachian State University spent a recent Saturday volunteering to give two local homes an energy efficiency boost as part of the school's 18th annual MLK Challenge. “They caught energy leaks I knew nothing about," said one homeowner.

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asheville coal ash
Making the best of a bad situation

More than 150 million tons of coal ash are stored in impoundment ponds across North Carolina. Recycling the ash for use in concrete may provide a way to remove this toxic material from neighborhoods. Photo © Copyright 2011 Roy Tennant, FreeLargePhotos.com

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A clean bill of energy in Virginia?

Appalachian Voices is closely tracking legislation in Virginia that will impact our energy future. Will the commonwealth continue the fossil fuel-friendly policies of the past, or will we start building a clean energy economy today?

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CALENDAR of EVENTS

Pipeline Comment Sessions
Feb. 13-March 2: Join us for public comment sessions in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia about the environmental impact of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Free.
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Growing Appalachia Conference
Feb. 25: Annual event features workshops on small-scale farming, energy efficiency and renewable resources. Hindman, Ky.
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Documentary Film Screening
Feb. 28: View the film “Sustainable: The Future of Our Food System Determines the Future of Mankind” and join the forum discussion. Charlottesville, Va.
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Walk for the Places and People We Love
March 4-19: Citizens concerned about the proposed tri-state Atlantic Coast Pipeline will walk the pipeline’s 205-mile North Carolina route with educational and cultural activities along the way. Join for as long as you wish.
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Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
March 8: Watch this documentary about changes in rural America as chronicled by Wendell Berry. Durham, N.C.
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Extreme Appalachia!
March 9-12: The Appalachian Studies Conference explores the extremes of the region, from impassioned communities to the perils of resource extraction. Come visit our table! Blacksburg, Va.
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Grassroots Coalition Training
March 9: While at ASA, join the Young Appalachian Leaders and Learners (Y’ALL) for this training to promote regional intergenerational discussions. Blacksburg, Va.
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Sustainable Sandhills Clean Energy Summit
March 11: Network with local leaders in sustainability and showcase your own green ideas. Fayetteville, N.C.
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Organic Growers School Spring Conference
March 11-12: Learn about organic growing and permaculture and attend workshops on beginning farming, pollinators, mushrooms, soils and more. Asheville, N.C.
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Creative Resistance: Fighting Toxins and Fossil Fuels
April 4: This public talk by renowned author, poet and scientist Dr. Sandra Steingraber will explore how the current political moment invites new engagement in environmental advocacy. Chapel Hill, N.C.
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