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Alpha Natural Resources wants to use Coal River Mountain as a tire dump

The case of Republic Energy makes it clear that the deck is still stacked in favor of the coal industry. But that has never dissuaded Coal River Mountain Watch from challenging the industry and the agencies that enable it.

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Report calls for improvements to coal mine bonding in Central Appalachia

The Alliance for Appalachia, a coalition of 15 organizations, today released a report on the state of surface coal mine bonding in four Central Appalachian states. Bonds are used to ensure reclamation of mine sites should a company be unable

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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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Fracked and Overwhelmed

fracking site

As fracking and related infrastructure expand, so does the industry’s impacts on local residents.

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Sparking Petrochemical Valley?

aerial photo of cracker plant construction site

Plans for cracker plants and a gas liquids storage hub could lead to a toxic plastics industry 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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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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Thousands call on Gov. Northam to protect Virginia waters from fracked-gas pipelines

Richmond, Va. — Citizens representing Virginia landowners, the faith community, scientists, people of color, water protectors and clean energy advocates today called on Governor Ralph Northam to protect Virginia’s waters by taking immediate action on the proposed Mountain Valley and

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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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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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