Appalachian Voices launches Most Endangered Mountains website

Appalachian Voices announced a major new addition to the iLoveMountains.org Web site designed to highlight the stories of America’s Most Endangered Mountains with video and give activists the tools to help protect them. The new site launched in late May. For nearly two years, iLoveMountains.org has raised awareness about the massive scale of destruction left…

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Dominion must change, citizens say

Several hundred citizens from Wise County and around Virginia rallied in early May to oppose a controversial coal fired power plant in Wise county. The message was not simply one of opposition. Speaker after speaker urged Dominion to change its policies and face the future. The rally was held in the shadow of the Dominion…

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Appalachian Trail Days celebrated in Damascus, VA

If you start at the southern end of the Appalachian Trail, say sometime around mid-March, you can walk northbound right along with the leading edge of the spring season, just as if you’d packed along some pixie dust to be sprinkled liberally on the budding flowers and leaves that line your path. Making reasonable progress…

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Faith community’s stewardship is inspiring

A couple of years ago a question posed by the Christian community was, “What would Jesus drive?” Well, if he were making that decision in our 2008 world, there’s a good chance he’d drive a Toyota Prius or another variety of hybrid. At least that’s what I deduced at the recent Conference on Faith, Spirituality,…

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Wind plan advances in WV

The groups have been organizing support for the Coal River Mountain Wind Project since April. The groups include Coal River Mountain Watch, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Appalachian Voices and the Sierra Club, “The Coal River Wind Project is a clear choice between a clean renewable energy future and a dirty destructive threat to the…

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Tennessee students protest carbon capture plans

Climate change legislation, if it ever comes, should not include “clean coal research” said Tennessee activist groups, including Save Our Cumberland Mountains and Students Promoting Environmental Action in a protest this May. Instead of focusing on coal research, investments should be directed toward alternative, renewable energy technologies, the students said. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)…

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