Vote for WNCA as the Best of WNC!

Its time to vote for WNCA in the 2013 Mountain Xpress Best of WNC reader survey! Last year, the communitys votes garnered us Top 3 finishes in the categories of Activist Group and Environmental Group. You can also vote for us as Best Non-Profit. Help make us #1 in 2013! You only have to vote for … Read more

Malaprop’s reading to benefit WNCA

Environmental fiction writer Mary Alice Monroe, author of the new book, The Summer Girls, is generously donating 10 percent of book sales from an upcoming reading at Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe to the Western North Carolina Alliance. The reading will be at 7 p.m. July 6 at the store, located at 55 Haywood St. The … Read more

July 26: Understanding the Black Bear

What is it that people find so fascinating about black bears? Is it their size and strength? Could it be our fear of bears? Is it the cuteness of a black bear cub or the childhood association so many of us have with the Teddy Bear? The answer is probably “yes” to all of the … Read more

July 12: The National Climate Bus Tour is coming to Asheville!

Last month, President Obama unveiled plans for addressing climate change and urged all Americans to get involved and show support for these much-needed actions. Join local leaders from 9:30-11 a.m. on Friday July 12 in Pack Square Plaza to learn more about the Presidents Climate Action Plan and lend your support with a video postcard … Read more

Citizens to EPA: Clean up our water!

Hundreds attend limited public hearing on power plant water pollution Washington, D.C. – On April 22, after more than 30 years of delay, the EPA proposed a new rule under the federal Clean Water Act that contains a variety of options for cleaning up toxic water pollution from coal-fired power plants. Power plants are some of the … Read more

Help stop House Bill 94 from tearing down NCs environment

House Bill 94 is chock full of bad legislation that would overhaul some of North Carolina’s important environmental protections. One of the worst provisions would allow fracking companies to hide the names of the toxic chemicals they are pumping into the ground by calling them a trade secret. (You can learn more about fracking HERE.) H94 would … Read more

Check out our French Broad Riverkeepers interview about issues with the states proposed Duke coal ash settlement

Click HERE to listen to our French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson on WCQS (July 17) talking about the proposed settlement of the State of North Carolina and Duke Energy Coal Ash lawsuit. If you agree that a never-ending sampling plan with no cleanup is not the solution to toxic coal ash polluting our river, then email lisa.palmer@ncdenr.gov by Aug. … Read more