October 20, 2018
Work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline is now halted at nearly all stream crossings in West Virginia and Virginia, thanks to a federal court ruling and a suspended Army Corps of Engineers permit. We’re working to make sure it’s permanently stopped. Photo courtesy of Appalachians Against Pipelines
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More than 1,200 members and guests of Powell Valley Electric Cooperative gathered in the rural community of Sneedville to vote at the co-op’s annual membership meeting. The second-highest PVEC voter turnout in recent history saw members waiting hours in the hot sun to vote for their board representatives.
Utility giants like Duke Energy, Dominion Energy and FirstEnergy are continuing to push plans that endanger our air, water and climate while increasing costs for ratepayers. But while these utilities have traditionally wielded tremendous influence over the state governments that regulate them, public interest groups are now building the political power to counter utilities’ clout.
Residents of Southwest Virginia went to Washington, D.C., to tell Congress about the plight of their neighbors, friends, family members and other coal miners with black lung disease, and to ask that Congress ensure funding continues for their care.
Volunteers across Virginia are participating in an ambitious statewide survey of breeding birds to create better conservation policy. Just this year, volunteers added seven new species to the list of confirmed breeding birds in the commonwealth. Photo by Bob Schamerhorn
Hundreds of Virginians voiced their concerns this summer about a massive fracked gas compressor station proposed in the heart of Virginia as part of the risky Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Some of them have everything at stake -- their health, home and heritage as part of the historic African-American community of Union Hill.
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