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Join us as we defend “Our Water, Our Future”

Five years ago, the Obama Administration made a promise to take measures to protect the people, waters, and mountains of Appalachia from the dangerous impacts of mountaintop removal mining.

Well, it’s five years later, and we are done waiting for those safeguards. The toll of coal on water and people in Central Appalachia is increasing, punctuated by the recent coal ash, slurry, and coal-processing chemical spills across our region.

This September, Appalachian Voices is teaming up with other groups from the Alliance for Appalachia to bring Appalachians to the capitol to raise the stakes and ensure that our communities are heard as agencies consider several key rule-makings pertaining to water protections. Won’t you join us?

Our Water, Our Future
Washington, D.C.
Register now at

“Mountaintop coal mining,” said former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, “cannot be predicated on the assumption of minimal oversight of its environmental impacts, and its permanent degradation of water quality. Stronger reviews and protections will safeguard the health of local waters, and thousands of acres of watersheds in Appalachia.”

Act now to protect Appalachia’s water. Visit to sign up to attend “Our Water, Our Future.”

Raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of Cashiers, N.C., Kate has contributed to numerous climate, coal and clean energy campaigns throughout her career at Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and now Appalachian Voices. In her role as Deputy Executive Director, Kate’s deep-rooted experience in campaign strategy and execution helps ensure the success of each of our programs.

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