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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

A watershed moment in Virginia’s energy politics

A groundswell of citizen pressure and efforts by Appalachian Voices and other groups on Dominion’s rate bill disrupted “business as usual” in this year’s Virginia General Assembly.

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Six lives a day: Energy efficiency could result in tremendous public health benefits

A recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy highlights why energy efficiency should be a key part of the conversation about public health.

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Contest announced for home weatherization in the N.C. High Country

Contact: Rebecca Bauer, North Carolina Energy Savings Outreach Associate, 828-262-1500, becca@appvoices.org Boone, N.C. — High Country residents are invited to enter the “2018 High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest” for a chance to win up to $2,500 in home repairs

TVA’s “New Pricing Paradigm” is a bad deal for communities and clean energy

Appalachian Voices attended TVA’s February board meeting to oppose rate reforms that would burden on low-income residents and thwart future investments in clean energy.

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Still on hold: Few answers on review of mountaintop removal health impacts

More than a year into the Trump administration, a director for the Office of Surface Mining has yet to be confirmed. And it’s unlikely that Trump’s pro-coal pick will reinstate a review of the human health impacts of mountaintop removal.

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N.C. regulators shift coal ash cleanup costs to ratepayers

The North Carolina Utilities Commission signed off on a rate hike proposed by Duke Energy, effectively shifting the cost burden of cleaning up coal ash onto many families who are already struggling to stay afloat.

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