Defending our vision for Appalachia

Friday, January 20th, 2017 | Posted by Tom Cormons | No Comments

In our view, the new administration’s approach to environmental protection and national energy policy is dangerously shortsighted. We will do everything we can to see that the laws protecting our natural heritage and the communities of Appalachia are enforced, and not be distracted from our vision for a healthy, sustainable future for our region and beyond. We know you’ll stand with us during this uncertain time. [ More ]

Duke Energy neighbors say “goodwill” package is meant to buy silence

Friday, January 20th, 2017 | Posted by Appalachian Voices | No Comments

From the Alliance of Carolinians Together Against Coal Ash: On Friday the 13th, Duke Energy released a "goodwill" offer to residents on wells near the company’s coal ash sites. To many residents, however, the ominously timed release is more hush money than it is an act of goodwill. [ More ]

Standing up for the Stream Protection Rule

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 | Posted by Cat McCue | No Comments

Countless citizens have worked for years to push for a federal rule that would help safeguard drinking water sources and surface waters in coal-impacted communities. It finally goes into effect today, but Congress and the incoming administration have vowed to kill it. Appalachian Voices, in alliance with others, is standing up to defend the Stream Protection Rule. [ More ]

North Carolina hosts day of climate action Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 | Posted by Nick Wood | No Comments

Join us on Monday, January 23 for the North Carolina Statewide Day of Action for Climate Justice! Events will be held in Asheville, Boone, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Pink Hill, Raleigh and Winston-Salem to ask for policies that promote clean energy jobs and climate justice for all people [ More ]

The “Fox Guarding the Henhouse” cabinet

Monday, January 16th, 2017 | Posted by Molly Moore | No Comments

Many of Donald Trump's Cabinet appointees take positions that threaten public health, air and water quality, and our natural heritage, and that accelerate climate change. Appalachian Voices is joining with clean energy advocates, climate activists and public health proponents across the country in urging the Senate to stand for our health and environment and reject these nominees. [ More ]

Congress takes aim at stream protections

Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Posted by Brian Sewell | No Comments

In December, the Obama administration released the final Stream Protection Rule knowing it would be a likely top target for the incoming Republican-controlled Congress. And it is, indeed, in the crosshairs -- but members of Congress should understand they’re gambling with Appalachia’s health and economic future, all for a risky bet on coal’s unlikely comeback. [ More ]

Aww shucks, y’all …. thanks!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 | Posted by Cat McCue | No Comments

We're doing a little victory dance today! Blue Ridge Outdoors' readers voted Appalachian Voices the Best Environmental Organization in 2016. Aww shucks -- thanks everyone. We're committed to living up to the honor in 2017, and beyond. [ More ]

Zach Galifianakis’ “Democracy for Sale” screens in North Carolina

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 | Posted by Jamie Goodman | 5 Comments

A new documentary by Zach Galifianakis digs into how North Carolina has been transformed by the growing tidal wave of political spending. Screenings of "Democracy for Sale" will take place in numerous North Carolina towns throughout January and February. [ More ]

Gov. Cooper nominates new environmental secretary

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 | Posted by Brian Sewell | No Comments

Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Michael Regan as the next secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. Regan pledged to develop greater transparency at the agency. That alone could signal a shift from the prior DEQ leadership’s approach to public engagement on environmental issues. [ More ]

Rural electric co-ops invest in community solar

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 | Posted by Katie Kienbaum | No Comments

Community solar is a cooperative alternative to installing solar panels on an individual residence. Several rural electric cooperatives in Appalachia are now providing this option for their members who want to use renewable energy. [ More ]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline environmental review falls short

Monday, January 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Cat McCue | No Comments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its draft environmental review of the $5 billion Atlantic Coast pipeline last Friday. Unfortunately, the agency ignored evidence that the proposed 600-mile pipeline, spearheaded by Dominion Resources, is not needed and puts lives, communities, drinking water and the climate at unacceptable risk. [ More ]

Happy Holidays from our family to yours

Friday, December 23rd, 2016 | Posted by Tom Cormons | No Comments

A special note from Executive Director Tom Cormons wishing you a happy holiday season and looking forward to 2017. [ More ]


 

 

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