The Appalachian Advocate - Appalachian Voices' Newsletter

June 21, 2017

Got 90 seconds? Learn how to save energy and money

What if your home could be fixed up so that you're cool in the middle of summer, warm in winter, and you have more money every year for things you need? See our new 90-second video and learn how.

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Congressman hears concerns and hopes from the coal-bearing region

People from Central Appalachia gathered in Wise County, Va., recently to share their concerns about mountaintop removal coal mining — and their ideas for diversifying the region's economy — with U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva, the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee.

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Upcoming pipeline actions

As developers of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines charge ahead to try to rush these projects through, there are many important opportunities coming up for citizens to officially voice their opposition to these dangerous, dirty gas projects.

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Fishing and swimming spots that make a splash

Summer is finally here! Explore some of the region's renowned fishing and swimming spots in our Hidden Treasures feature in The Appalachian Voice.

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Propping up coal

Five months into Trump's fossil-fueled presidency, we're witnessing an outsourcing of policy decisions that affect the lives of millions to industries that profit based on a particular outcome. It just so happens that those decisions are easier to make when inconvenient facts can be ignored.

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A cap on carbon in Virginia

In the face of a federal administration bent on rolling back environmental protections and ignoring climate science, and after consistent advocacy by citizens, Governor McAuliffe has taken action to limit greenhouse gas pollution in Virginia.

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Agency invites more public participation on N.C. Forest Plan

Are you a Western North Carolina resident interested in the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala forests? Throughout June and July, the U.S. Forest Service will host a series of district open houses where you can meet with officials to talk about local issues and the upcoming process for devising a 15-year management plan for the two beloved forests.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS

Walking the Line
June 17-July 2: Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline walk part of the route of the proposed fracked-gas pipeline through Virginia.
Celebration Concert June 23 in Staunton, Va
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Appalachian Barnraising
June 24-25:
Join Public Lab in its effort to develop strategies for addressing regional environmental issues, such as resource extraction, and to advance social ties. Morgantown, W.Va.
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Water | Ways
June 24-Aug. 6:
Warriors' Path State Park will be hosting this Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit on how we use water and how it affects our communities. Kingsport, Tenn.
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From the Ashes
June 25:
Watch the premier on the National Geographic Channel of this documentary chronicling the legacy and future of coal.
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Pipelines & Water Webinar
June 28: Information session about the 401 certification permit process for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines and the basics of water testing. Hosted by Appalachian Voices
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NC Forest Plan
Open Houses

June 29-July 25:
A series of open houses by the U.S. Forest Service to discuss the developing plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.
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Wonders of Water
July 1:
Bring the family to the WNC Nature Center to learn why clean water is important. Asheville, N.C.
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SolarFest 2017
July 7-8:
Keeper of the Mountains Foundation's family-friendly, solar-powered music festival. Fayetteville, W.Va.
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The Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals Symposium
July 12-14:
Discuss the management and regulation of forest botanicals. Morgantown, W.Va.
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Whippoorwill Festival
July 14-16:
Learn earth-friendly living skills for a sustainable Appalachia. Beattyville, Ky.
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FloydFest
July 26-30:
Enjoy great music and festival fun, be sure to visit us at the AppVoices table! Floyd, Va.

 

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