Ridge Graham

North Carolina Program Manager

Ridge studied environmental biology and toxicology at Appalachian State University, and joined Appalachian Voices in 2015.

He worked on the organization’s “Cleaning up Coal Ash” campaign, which facilitated the statewide coalition group “ACT Against Coal Ash” and resulted in a settlement to remove 80 million tons from unlined dumps in communities and waterways across the state — the largest clean up of coal ash in the country.

Ridge now works with communities across the region on stopping unnecessary interstate pipelines — including the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline — and on changing our energy industry to better protect our air, water and health.