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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

Virginia Grassroots Organizing Assistant Max Rooke (left) at an event with Virginia Field Organizer Lara Mack.

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

From left to right: Lou Murrey, Brianna Knisley and Nina Levison

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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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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