March 24, 2022

Join our Spring webinar series!

In partnership with members of the RECLAIM Coalition, we’re hosting a webinar series exploring issues related to coal mine cleanup, economic transition in communities impacted by coal, and environmental justice. Hear from a range of panelists and join the conversation!

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Help us get federal dollars to frontline communities

An early version of a new mapping tool from the Biden Administration highlights communities facing climate and environmental justice challenges. This tool will help determine how federal dollars are spent, so we need you to help make sure that the map is correct!

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A rally to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline

In the past few months, we’ve seen MVP suffer some serious court losses. Tune into this national rally to hear updates and learn what needs to be done to stop the MVP.

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Biogas plans would perpetuate hog farm mess

Plans to capture methane from hog waste lagoons would maintain a noxious status quo in North Carolina.

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Blackjewel’s bankruptcy and the collapsing mine cleanup system

The coal giant's bankruptcy demonstrates how the mine cleanup system is coming undone — and how nearby residents bear the burden when coal companies fail to repair their damage.

Public pressure needed to improve Duke’s NC carbon plan

Duke Energy’s plan to reduce carbon emissions is too dependent upon continued burning of fossil fuels and doesn’t do enough to address affordability.

In Case You Missed It...

  • Action needed in Tennessee! A bill moving through the state legislature would take away local governments’ ability to make decisions on energy projects in their communities.
  • Fact-check! Mountain Valley Pipeline backers like to say the pipeline is 90% complete — but that isn't true.
  • Bill and Lynn's story: Just because a pipeline is eventually canceled doesn’t stop it from bulldozing through precious land and water and exhausting community members to the bone. 
  • Tell Congress to bring renewable energy and good jobs to Appalachia! It’s high time they pass a clean energy plan. 
 

Appalachian Voices is turning 25!

Join us in celebrating a quarter-century of defending Appalachia's air, land, water and communities! Check out our list of monthly events, including deeper dives into our work, opportunities for environmental stewardship, and fun workshops.

Coming up:

• Local Happy Hours

• Building a New Economy

• Energy Democracy Heroes

 

CALENDAR

World Water Day Celebration
March 26, 1 to 4 p.m.: 350 Triangle hosts a World Water Day party at Northgate Park in Durham.

Webinar: New opportunities for coal communities
March 30, 11 a.m.: Focusing on successful Abandoned Mine Line Economic Revitalization projects.

 

Webinar: Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool

April 6, 1 p.m.: A federal tool will help guide funding to certain communities. Your feedback is needed!

We Believe We Will Win: A Rally to Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline
April 7, 7 to 8 p.m.: Hosted by the POWHR Coalition, the online rally brings together community leaders from Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina to share how victories have been achieved, what it will take to stop this disastrous pipeline, and how you can help.

 

Krewe du Cattywampus: Parade and Street Party

March 26, 1 to 4 p.m.: Giant energy justice puppets will be part of this event, along with New Orleans jazz bands and more! Knoxville, Tenn.

Webinar: The Reclamation Bonding Crisis
April 21, 1 p.m.: Learn how the decline of the coal industry nationwide is exposing the deep cracks in the coal mine clean-up process. 

 

Building a New Economy from the Ground Up
April 25: 7 p.m.: A virtual panel discussion and Q&A with Appalachian Voices' New Economy team, local leaders and more on the work to diversify coalfield economies.

 

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
April 26-30: This event draws thousands from across the U.S. Featuring more than 200 outdoor and indoor educational experiences.

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