The Appalachian Advocate - Appalachian Voices' Newsletter

July 15, 2017

Reclaiming the RECLAIM Act

In a key step forward, a U.S. House committee passed the RECLAIM Act to accelerate funding for cleaning up abandoned coal mines — after a critical change was made to ensure the funding would aid in economic development.

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Pipe up to stop the pipelines!

The gas and power companies behind the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines are charging full steam ahead to try to rush these dirty-energy projects through. The next several weeks are critical for citizens to speak up against the projects.

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Fishin' and pickin'

Renowned musician Larry Keel has found a way to combine his love of bluegrass music and freshwater bass and trout fishing.

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Rooted in community

Today, communities across Appalachia and the Southeast are on the frontlines of America’s energy transition. We are constantly inspired by citizens who take a stand to defend this region we all love. Here are some of their stories...

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Inching toward carbon reductions

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality is developing a rule that could significantly limit carbon emissions from power plants in the commonwealth. A carbon trading program would be a sound option.

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Energy savings in North Carolina

Buncombe County, N.C., passed a resolution encouraging the local electric company to develop a program that would help thousands of people in the area afford home energy efficiency improvements.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS

High Country Farm Tour
July 15-16: Visit local farms in Ashe and Watauga counties to better appreciate where your food comes from. Boone, N.C.
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Pipeline public hearings in NC
July 18-20: 
Voice your concerns about the 401 Water Quality Certifications for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Hearings in Fayetteville and Rocky Mount, N.C.
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Small Farm Marketing Principles
July 22:
Learn about ways to improve your small farm and how to connect with grocery stores, farmers markets and other local businesses. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Ky.
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Organization Fair
July 23:
Meet with East Tennessee nonprofit organizations to discuss ways to connect and engage the community in getting involved on various issues. Knoxville, Tenn.
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FloydFest
July 26-30:
Enjoy great music and festival fun, and be sure to visit us at the AppVoices table! Floyd, Va.
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Mountain Music and Medicinals
July 27: Coal River Mountain Watch is hosting a night of herbal health education along with free food and live music. Naoma, W.Va.
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WV public pearings for Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines
July 31-Aug. 1:
West Virginians can voice their concerns for the two proposed pipelines that would run through their state. Hearings at Buckhannon and Dunmore, W.Va.
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Meet the Mushrooms
Aug. 2:
Join the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen and mushroom expert Mary Jane Epps for a hike exploring and identifying mushrooms. Wintergreen, Va.
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Southeastern Permaculture Gathering
Aug. 4-6:
Attend a weekend of classes and demonstrations on the latest trends in permaculture. Celo, N.C.
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Folklife Festival
Aug. 5:
Spend a day at Warrior’s Path State Park celebrating the folk traditions of the region with games, music and storytelling. Kingsport, Tenn.
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Pipeline public pearings in VA
Aug. 7-14:
Multiple opportunities to voice your concerns about the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines can be found across Virginia.
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The Burden film screening at Highlands Brewing
Aug. 10:
Join the Asheville Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby for a night of education and discussion about climate change through the lens of military and national security. Asheville, N.C.
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Environmental Calendar of Events
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