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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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Testifying Before Congress on Mine Reclamation

Thom Kay, our senior legislative representative, testified before Congress in May regarding reclamation of former coal mines. He spoke before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

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Southwest Virginia Sunshine

Appalachian Voices and our partners were proud to co-host the Southwest Virginia Solar Fair on May 9, 2017.

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(Re)Introducing AppalachianVoices.org

Appalachian Voices is pleased to introduce our newly redesigned website. Come visit and tell us what you think!

Member Spotlight: Susan Tyree & Kent Walton

Virginia residents Susan Tyree and Kent Walton are long-time Appalachian Voices members. They share their passion for nature through Susan’s art, Kent’s work as an arborist, and their activism with the Quaker environmental and social justice community.

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Two N.C. Counties Make Energy Efficiency History

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Two North Carolina counties — Yancey and Mitchell — have become the first in the nation to pass resolutions supporting the development of an “on-bill financing” program for energy efficiency improvements by their electric utility.

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Get Out the Sunscreen: Solar is Coming to Southwest Virginia

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In early May, Appalachian Voices will co-sponsor two events to help usher solar energy into Southwest Virginia: the Southwest Virginia Solar fair on May 9 and the Southwest Virginia Economic Forum on May 10.

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Gathering Voices Against the Pipelines

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Add your voice to the call to block more fracked gas pipelines from criss-crossing our region!

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Member Spotlight: Lynn Brammer

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In Blacksburg, Va., Lynn Brammer volunteers to distribute The Appalachian Voice and helps direct excess local produce toward people in need.

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Comment Period

The public comment period for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in open until April 6, 2017. Join Appalachian Voices at one of several listening sessions across the region.

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