October 25, 2017
The first installment in our new series, The Land Matrix, begins our look at land ownership in Appalachia and how it impacts efforts to diversify the region's economy.
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Energy companies are pushing harder than ever to build the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines — but the citizen movement to stop them grows stronger every day. Here are the latest updates:
- Join us October 28 in Charlottesville for the People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Environmental Justice Impacts featuring Lois Gibbs and other renowned civic leaders
- Attend the crucial Virginia water board meetings in December
- Read how citizens denounce FERC approval of the pipelines as biased and short-sighted
The latest issue of The Appalachian Voice features a special section on solar — including community efforts to bring more residential solar arrays and clean energy job-training opportunities to the mountains.
After four years, one very determined citizen compelled government agencies to grant his right to attend on-site inspections of possible water pollution violations at coal mines. That citizen is Matt Hepler, now on staff with Appalachian Voices as a water quality expert.
A proposed 16.7% rate increase would force Duke Energy Progress customers to foot the bill for cleanup of the company's toxic coal ash mess around the state.
The Clean Power Plan represented a historic if modest step toward curbing carbon pollution and accelerating the transition to cleaner energy nationwide. Repealing the rule is a historic step backward.
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