Written by Kate Boyle


Kate Boyle

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.

Controversy in Va. mounts as Dominion bill nears a vote

Dominion Energy is at it again, using its political influence to push legislation that would weaken regulatory oversight and boost profits at the expense of its Virginia customers. But this time something is different. The corporate giant is being met with significant opposition.

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We Made History! Highlights from the People’s Climate March

march5Last weekend, Appalachian Voices joined 400,000 people in New York City for the largest climate march in history. And it was truly inspiring. While massive extractive fossil fuel interests try everything in their power to tighten their grip on our region’s energy future, it’s moments like these that show we are making progress.

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

App-Rising-Mosaic-Donna-sqFive 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. This September, Appalachian Voices is teaming up with other groups from the Alliance for Appalachia to ensure our communities are heard. Won’t you join us?

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More than 75 Gather in Philadelphia to Demand Clean Water for Appalachia

Philly EPA Rally- Sue
Last week, more than 75 people braved single-digit temperatures in Philadelphia, Penn., to call on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action to protect Appalachia from mountaintop removal coal mining. Until legally binding safeguards are set by the EPA, Appalachia’s waters will continue to be polluted by mountaintop removal coal mining.

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Budget Hacks in White House Bow to Industry Pressure on Clean Water Rule

We’ve written before on the Front Porch Blog…

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Susan Lapis, Volunteer Southwings Pilot, Given Prestigious Aviation Award

Earlier this month, Volunteer Pilot Susan Lapis was…

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Fight to Save Blair Mountain Continues

Recent heavy equipment activity on Blair Mountain has…

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EPA Guidance on Mountaintop Removal Falls Short

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EPA Guidance on Mountaintop Removal…

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The We Love Mountains Tour is a Wrap!

Well after 10 cities spread across 6 states,…

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App Voices hits the road for a We love mountains tour!

Appalachian Voices and Restoring Eden have partnered for…

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