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Member Spotlight: Diana Withen

Diana canoeing

Diana Withen is a teacher, leader and environmental advocate in Southwest Virginia, where she is also regularly distributes The Appalachian Voice.

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Making Plans for 2018

staff photo

The Appalachian Voices team came together from across the region in August to discuss how to best protect and uplift the region in 2018 and beyond.

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Hellos and Goodbyes

Lee Payne

As we say goodbye to our former associate editor Elizabeth (Lee) Payne, we welcome our new associate editor Kevin Ridder and our newest AmeriCorps Project Conserve member, Becca Bauer.

Appalachian Voices Annual Membership Meeting

App voices membership meeting

On Nov. 30, you can meet the Appalachian Voices team at any of our four offices to learn more about what we’re doing and discuss ways to advance a clean, just future in the region.

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Fighting Duke Rate Hike

Appalachian Voices stands against the proposed Duke Energy residential customer rate hike of 16.7 percent, which pushes the burden of cleaning millions of tons of toxic coal ash to ratepayers.

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Member Spotlight: Lucy and Rich Henighan

Lucy and Rich Henighan

Lucy and Rich Henighan — Appalachian Voices members since 1999 — are making a difference in East Tennessee.

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The Fight Against the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines Continues

As federal regulators continue to rubber-stamp the dangerous, inadequate plans for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines, we’re continuing to fight back alongside residents and grassroots groups across Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

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NC Counties Pass Resolutions in Favor of Energy Efficiency

Buncombe County’s Board of Commissioners

Three counties in the French Broad Electric Membership Corporation service territory have passed resolutions encouraging the electric co-op to develop a tariffed on-bill financing program that would help the co-op’s members afford home energy efficiency improvements.

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Hellos and Goodbyes — Aug/Sept 2017

We welcome three new members to our Tennessee Energy Savings team, and bid farewell to our former Tennessee VISTA service member and the graphic designer for The Appalachian Voice.

Marching for Science and Climate and Other Shorts

Appalachian Voices was proud to join hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents who marched in Washington and around the nation for science and for the climate. We also released a new study on energy efficiency in Western North Carolina.

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