LOSING CONTROL OF OUR WATER ...

Join us for a forum/discussion

about our water

 

'The Unanswered Questions:

Where Do We

Go From Here?'

 

Mon, Feb 20

 6:30-9 pm

Jubilee!  46 Wall St.

downtown Asheville

 

A legislative committee in Raleigh, chaired by Rep. Tim Moffitt,
 is looking at possibly requiring the City of Asheville to surrender it's water system to an outside agency.
 Is this a good thing? Is this a fair thing? What are the implications?

 Who is making these decisions for us? Is this process open, transparent,

and comprehensive?

 

A legislative committee public hearing on this issue will be held on

 Feb. 23 at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher. 

Please plan to attend.

 

For updates and more information,

www.ashevillewater.blogspot.com

or call 828-255-8537.
 

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PAST ACTIONS & EVENTS

National Coal Ash

Day of Action!

From Environmental Integrity

www.environmentalintegrity.org

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Stand up to corporate greed & mismanaged utilities - SUPPORT CLEAN AIR!

Duke Energy is seeking  an 18% rate hike to subsidize the coal-powered Cliffside plant now being built in Rutherford County.           

NC Utilities Commission will hold public hearings.

PLEASE ATTEND or E-MAIL.

Thursday, Sept. 17  7 pm
(Pre-hearing rally at 6 pm)

McDowell County Courthouse
Main and Court St.             downtown Marion.

Read more here. See Op-Ed here.

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Public Meeting &

Comment Session to

Discuss Possible Changes

to Steep Slope Ordinance

Read details here.

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Court Rules            Against Cliffside

Order issued for Duke Energy's compliance under threat of        injunction. Federal court decision upholds concerns over toxic emissions from plant expansion

and closes pollution loopholes.

Read the article and ruling here.
 

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Ratepayers

Mobilize to

Stop Cliffside

More info here

BOYCOTT ACTION

Every Sunday with  lights out from 9-9:15 pm in solidarity   to oppose Cliffside, Lee, Shearon Harris and all NEW coal and nuclear power plants.  

PARTICIPATE AT HOME       OR WITH FRIENDS AT

A BOYCOTT PARTY.
 

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Tell County Commissioners to Reject Steep Slope Changes!

More info here.

 

MANY THANKS TO OUR FUNDRAISER SUPPORTERS

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HELP US, HELP YOU

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BREAKING NEWS! 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

SHUTS DOWN DEVELOPMENT

 

MOUNTAIN AIR STEEP          SLOPE LAWSUITS                  Large files: patience, please

LAWSUIT 1 - 13.2MB

LAWSUIT 2 - 9.3MB

SLOPE CONSTRUCTION NEEDS CONTROLS TO PROTECT SAFETY

WNC DEVELOPMENT TO INCREASE 29% BY 2027

SEE FULL REPORT

HAYWOOD COUNTY SLOPE STUDY - SLOW COLLAPSE

ZONING PASSES IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY

CITY STEEP SLOPE ORDINANCE VOTE DELAYED UNTIL  5/8.

TAKE THE WNC

ENERGY SURVEY!

SAFE SLOPE             CONSTRUCTION ACT

RAPP, HAIRE & FISHER

COURT SCOLDS EPA ON WARMING

COURT BACKS                            CLEAN AIR LAW

 

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Upcoming Events

Asheville City Council

Candidates Forum

Tuesday, Sept. 15,  7-9 pm

Doors open at 6:30

Randolph Learning Center

90 Montford Ave. Asheville

 

Duke Rate increase hearing     to subsidize CLIFFSIDE!

Thursday, Sept. 17,  7 pm

(Pre-hearing rally at 6 pm)

McDowell County Courthouse

Main and Court St.

downtown Marion

 

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THE MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA ARE AT RISK

Mountain Voices works to preserve and protect the environment, including the natural beauty, abundant resources, quality of life and cultural heritage of our communities. We achieve our goals by working with local governments, developers, organizations and individuals to encourage responsible and sustainable development that is in the best interest of citizens, visitors, and future generations.

 

AND ONCE OUR MOUNTAINS ARE GONE ... THEY'RE GONE!

 

WON'T YOU HELP US STOP THE DESTRUCTION?

Hold local officials accountable by demanding stronger ordinances

to protect our mountains and communities.

Attend City Council and County Commission meetings. Stay informed.

Insist on enforcement of existing regulations - and fines for violators.

Report violations to the appropriate office or agency.

Please contact us if you do not get a satisfactory response.

(See our Toolkit page for information)

Write letters to your City Council or County Commissioners.

Ask them to act in the best interest of the citizens, not the developers!