Have your say in what happens to our forests, water and communities. With MountainTrue, you can join forces with citizens from across the region and your community to:
- Influence public policy to better address development pressures.
- Safeguard the treasures of our public forests, including an array of wildlife, old growth stands, and rare ecosystems.
- Preserve working farms and traditional mountain communities.
- Halt the proliferation of exotic invasive plant species that threaten native ecosystems.
- Expand our ability to rigorously monitor and protect water quality.
Keep checking this page for updates on our campaigns!
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!
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!
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.
Right now, the permits for all six mining facilities on the North Toe River are up for renewal. Take the action below to tell the NC Department of Environmental Quality that the Spruce Pine community deserves a public hearing to have a voice in the future of the North Toe before the permits are approved.
On January 22, the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) will host an information session and receive public input about coal ash pond closure options for Duke’s Cliffside plant. The input they receive at this meeting and through public comments will help decide whether NCDEQ enforces a full cleanup of Duke Energy’s coal ash or allows them to leave it “capped in place” at the site.
Our statement on last night’s hearing, our next steps for advocacy on the I-26 Connector, public comments from MountainTrue leaders and more.
We had a wonderful evening hanging out with MountainTrue members at our Annual Gathering on Wednesday night. If you missed it, you can still take action to protect WNC’s mountains here. We hope you’ll get involved and join us next time!
MountainTrue partnered with American Rivers, American Whitewater and New Belgium Brewing to host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 2, 1968.