November 24, 2017
The state Air Pollution Control Board has approved draft regulations to cut carbon pollution from power plants in the state. The unanimous vote indicates the board's recognition of the importance of this critical step toward addressing Virginia's contributions to climate change.
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In the Oct./Nov. issue of The Appalachian Voice, history professor Dr. Anne Mitchell Whisnant describes the complicated history of the celebrated Blue Ridge Parkway, and our editorial interns share some of the hidden treasures along the road's 469 miles.
Appalachian Voices and others are calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to re-examine its October approval of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines — risky fracked-gas projects that are wholly unnecessary.
It's been just over a year since the 2016 presidential election, when Donald Trump's promises to revive coal helped him carry Appalachia. To revive coal and ignore climate change, the White House hopes dishonesty and sheer persistence will win the day.
The White House has nominated Steve Gardner to head the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement, but, as a career coal executive, he is not the person Appalachian communities need to protect and advance their future.
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The latest news over Duke Energy's handling of the coal ash crisis in North Carolina has many impacted citizens worried - but perhaps not shocked at the utility's ongoing duplicity on the issue.
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