May 17, 2017
20 years of action, innovation and collaboration
Appalachian Voices is celebrating two decades of bringing people together to stand up for the mountains, for clean rivers and drinking water, for farms, forests and wildlife, and for healthy communities across the Appalachian region. We’d love for you to join us for the next 20!
Through the dark clouds of the White House’s agenda for rolling back or killing off programs critical to Appalachia, a bright spot has emerged — $10 million for repurposing old coal mines in Southwest Virginia for new economic opportunities.
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Our new report shows that a program that pays the upfront cost of home energy improvements could lower monthly bills for thousands of families in western North Carolina while creating jobs, strengthening local economies, and protecting public health and the environment.
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Appalachian Voices was proud to co-host the 2017 Solar Fair last week along with our partners in the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia. The event featured a mobile solar unit, solar-powered live music, solar pizza boxes, and much more — all to showcase the economic benefits of energy from the sun.
President Trump campaigned on a promise to revive the battered coal industry. Now that he’s in office, his administration's implausible goals are colliding with the market realities shaping the industry’s future.
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Up and down the Eastern Seaboard, residents are fighting back against plans for new pipelines. The challenges are daunting, but the citizen movement is powerful — and growing.