9/14: Radical Reels Film Tour

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ABOUT History & Impact Board of Directors Staff Regional Offices Annual Reports Internships & Jobs PROGRAMS Healthy Communities Smart Growth Coalition Team Terra Resilient Forests Invasive Species Forest Task Force Clean Waters French Broad Riverkeeper Muddy Water Watch Bacteria Monitoring Point Source Monitoring Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous Waste Coal Ash French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ Campsites French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ Reservations Trip Suggestions FAQ Links Rules Clean Water Team Green Energy Asheville Beyond Coal Recycling & Solid Waste Team WNC Climate Listening Project Creation Care Alliance of WNC NEWS MountainTrue Raleigh Report Sign Up for MountainTrue Newsletter TAKE ACTION Become a Member Donate Corporate Sponsorships Volunteer Events French Broad Float Asheville Green Drinks Join Our Friends Transition Asheville Asheville on Bikes Shop DONATE Giving Options Corporate Sponsorships Meet our great donors! Our donors mean the world to us. So every now and then, we spotlight a different donor and let them say in their own words why they support MountainTrue!   Donor Spotlight: Deidre Duffy and Michael Kohnle     “Every forest and stream and critter needs an ally who can help protect them from human greed and ignorance. We appreciate Mountain True’s broad scope of work. Whether working in the halls of Raleigh or in the middle of a stream Mt. True is helping to enlighten people about the richness of our woods and waters. The organization’s effectiveness can be seen in the new coal ash legislation that the Beyond Coal campaign helped promote as well as in the Paddle Trail camp sites along the French Broad. MountainTrue True rocks!” See the ways...

MountainTrue cancels Mountain Brew Fest, cites regulatory obstacles

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9/12: Henderson County Big Sweep

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MountainTrue Calls for Duke Energy to Justify WNC “Modernization” Plan

ABOUT History & Impact Board of Directors Staff Regional Offices Annual Reports Internships & Jobs PROGRAMS Healthy Communities Smart Growth Coalition Team Terra Resilient Forests Invasive Species Forest Task Force Clean Waters French Broad Riverkeeper Muddy Water Watch Bacteria Monitoring Point Source Monitoring Pharmaceutical Waste Hazardous Waste Coal Ash French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ Campsites French Broad River Paddle Trail℠ Reservations Trip Suggestions FAQ Links Rules Clean Water Team Green Energy Asheville Beyond Coal Recycling & Solid Waste Team WNC Climate Listening Project Creation Care Alliance of WNC NEWS MountainTrue Raleigh Report Sign Up for MountainTrue Newsletter TAKE ACTION Become a Member Donate Corporate Sponsorships Volunteer Events French Broad Float Asheville Green Drinks Join Our Friends Transition Asheville Asheville on Bikes Shop DONATE Giving Options Corporate Sponsorships MountainTrue Calls for Duke Energy to Justify WNC “Modernization” Plan Duke Energy’s so-called “Modernization” Plan doubles down on fossil fuels and threatens to disrupt hundreds of property owners, sensitive habitats, and the visual beauty of Western North Carolina’s mountains. In an August 2 article in the Hendersonville Times-News, Duke Energy cites “explosive” growth and increased energy demand in WNC to justify both a bigger fossil-fueled power plant at Lake Julian and a massive and expensive 56-mile network of high-voltage transmission lines between WNC and Campobello, South Carolina. However, Duke has so far not provided solid data to back up their claim or an explanation WNC deserves. While Asheville and other areas are growing, according to the NC Office of State Management and Budget, outlooks through 2020 indicate WNC will see only moderate or low population growth across...