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Seeking Cooperative Change

PVEC meeting vote

Jeff Lewis lost the election for Powell Valley Electric Cooperative’s board, but he hopes they will take his concerns to heart.

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Appalachian Horses Still at Risk of Slaughter Over the Border

Equine advocates are calling for the passage of bills in the U.S. House and Senate that would outlaw the transportation of horses out of the country to be slaughtered for human consumption.

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Member Tribute: Dean Whitworth

We remember former Appalachian Voices board member and longtime newspaper distributor Dean Whitworth, who was a passionate advocate for the land and water and served with numerous regional organizations.

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Hurricane Highlights Coal Ash Risks

September’s Hurricane Florence breached two of Duke Energy’s coal ash and wastewater impoundments.

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Remembering Ben Stout

Ben Stout

West Virginia resident Ben Stout is remembered as an impactful scientist, community advocate, educator and so much more.

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States Seek Mine-Related Debts from WV Governor

Virginia and Kentucky regulators are seeking to hold West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice accountable for his companies’ failure to meet mine land reclamation deadlines.

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EPA Proposes Loosening Methane Emission Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal would undermine Obama-era regulations aimed at preventing methane leaks.

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Trump EPA Seeks to Weaken Power Plant Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the new power plant rules would result in more pollution and up to 1,400 more premature deaths each year by 2030.

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Virginia Approves Dominion Solar Pilot Program

Dominion Energy’s pilot program will allow ratepayers to to receive all or part of their electricity from Virginia solar farms for an additional cost.

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Energy Report News Bites

A Virginia town approved two new solar projects, studies found that the minimum safe distance from frack sites should be a quarter-mile and that the amount of water used for fracking has drastically increased, and the West Virginia Coal Association is asking for a tax cut.

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