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Pipeline Basics

A quick look at how pipelines are regulated, whether they’re needed, and what the environmental and economic effects are.

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Federal spending bill: Some good, and bad news for Appalachia

Congress included funding for several programs important for Appalachian communities, but failed to include the critical RECLAIM Act.

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Holding pipeline profiteers accountable

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The fossil fuel industry and monopoly utilities will not turn easily from their money-making course. We citizens must continue to hold them accountable.

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People in the Path of Pipelines

New pipelines transporting natural gas and gas liquids would cut across hundreds of miles through Appalachia and beyond, putting people, land and water at risk. Here, residents along the route share their stories. Cletus and Beverly Bohon Montgomery County, Va.

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Pipelines Advance Despite Setbacks & Resistance

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Community and grassroots backlash against pipeline developers, environmental regulators and elected officials continues, but it has yet to stop the growth of gas infrastructure in Appalachia.

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Coal River Mountain is not a dump

Proposed revisions to the Collins Fork Permit do not meet any reclamation standards set forth to restore ecosystems, forests or garner resources for the community.

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Neely’s Creek Mine Permit Up for Renewal

The permit renewal for Neely’s Creek Mine near Somerset, Ky., is being contested by a local environmental group.

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West Virginia State Park Logging Bill Defeated

Widespread public backlash led to the defeat of a West Virginia bill that would have lifted the 80-year ban on commercial logging in state parks.

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Small Alabama town struggles for environmental justice

Our friends down in Alabama, the Black Belt Citizens for Health and Justice, have hit a setback in their fight for environmental justice and could use support.

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A watershed moment in Virginia’s energy politics

Last week the Virginia General Assembly and Governor Northam signed off on massive changes to electric utility rate structure and energy policy for the next decade. The bill (SB 966) is long and complex, and the story behind it is