As a former neighbor to a mountaintop removal coal mine, Ann has a special passion for protecting the Appalachian Mountains. She served as Appalachian Voices' Tennessee Campaign Coordinator from 2013-2014 before becoming Executive Director of SOCM (Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment)
Monday, June 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Ann League | No Comments
Summer has arrived in Tennessee. Gardens are starting to produce a bounty of flowers and veggies. The longing for home grown tomatoes will soon be satisfied, and energy efficiency prospects are springing up all across the volunteer state. It's exciting to see Tennessee sowing the seeds of a sustainable energy efficiency program, and we couldn't be prouder to be part of this effort.
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Monday, May 5th, 2014 | Posted by Ann League | 1 Comment
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is conducting a public hearing tomorrow on a proposed surface mine in Claiborne County, Tenn. If the permit for the Clear Fork mine is approved, Kopper Glo Fuel, Inc., would discharge its pollution into surrounding creeks that feed the Cumberland River, many of which are already impaired by surface mining. Here's what you can do. [ Read More
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 | Posted by Ann League | 1 Comment
I started working to protect Tennessee's mountains from mountaintop removal coal mining more than 10 years ago because it was personal for me. And I plan to continue fighting mountaintop removal because the mountains of Tennessee will always be in my heart, which is why I am so excited to join Appalachian Voices to coordinate the organization's Tennessee campaign.
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