February 22, 2017
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.
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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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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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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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
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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