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Boone’s town government is taking leadership to modernize how Boone manages its stormwater – making Boone more prepared and adaptable for flooding in the future. Will you thank the town government here?read more
Thankfully, members like you spoke up to make sure the Spruce Pine community gets a public hearing to have a voice in the future of the North Toe before six new wastewater permits are approved. The hearing is scheduled for next Thursday, May 2. Now is the time to spread the word and make sure there’s a big public turnout for the hearing!read more
Call on Asheville City Council to Fund Transit Route Improvements for Historically Disenfranchised Communities!
Asheville city staff recently announced their recommendations for what City Council should fund in the upcoming city budget. While the Asheville Regional Transit Coalition is excited that they’re recommending more frequent and extensive service throughout the city – bundled together as the “green” and “purple” route improvements – they have not recommended funding for a bundle of “yellow” route improvements that would serve the historically disenfranchised communities of Bartlett Arms, Livingston and South French Broad. Take action here to call on City Council to fund the yellow route improvements in this year’s budget!read more
For six years, MountainTrue members kept the pressure on Duke Energy and the state Department of Environmental Quality. You are part of that legacy. Your support held Duke Energy accountable. Recent victories are an important reminder that your activism can change the course of history.read more
Enter for your chance to win a Liquidlogic Remix XP 10 kayak! Proceeds support MountainTrue and your Green Riverkeeper. This kayak excels in whitewater yet carries speed across flat calm lakes and slow moving rivers. The lucky winner will be announced at the Green River Bash in Saluda on May 4.read more
This time of year, protecting Western North Carolina’s shared places means taking road trips to Raleigh. With the General Assembly now running full steam, MountainTrue staff are making regular visits to the state capitol to speak up for our mountains. We made our second visit of the year last week to have conversations with a number of key legislators as well as the leadership at the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.read more
MountainTrue’s Statement on DEQ’s Announcement to Order Full Excavation of Duke Energy’s Coal Ash Pits in North Carolina
On April 1, North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced that they will require full excavation of all coal ash impoundments in NC. As a result, a total of nine coal ash pits at six coal-burning plants – Allen, Belews, Cliffside/Rogers, Marshall, Mayo and Roxboro – must be fully excavated and moved to lined landfills. Below are statements from MountainTrue’s Broad Riverkeeper, David Caldwell, and MountainTrue’s Co-Director, Julie Mayfield.read more
At their retreat on March 8, City Council made improving Asheville’s public transit system their number one priority. This is a big deal: it means City Council has publicly committed to putting a better public transit system – one that runs on time, all day and more often for riders who depend on it – at the very top of their list. Join the Asheville Regional Transit Coalition in thanking City Council here!read more
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a proposal that would gut the Clean Water Act, a bedrock environmental law that has protected America’s waters for generations. Time is running out before the comment period closes on April 15. Take the action below to show that Western North Carolina will not stand for our waterways and communities being put at risk.read more
The emerald ash borer is quickly eating its way across North Carolina, killing our ash forests along the way. Here’s what you need to know about this deadly invasive beetle and how we can beat it.read more