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North Carolina needs maximum protections from Duke Energy’s coal ash pollution

NC DEQ is asking for input from residents and experts on a new set of rules to govern the way coal ash is handled in the state.

Appalachian Voices response to Va. water board meeting on pipelines

Today, the Virginia State Water Control Board voted to direct the Department of Environmental Quality to aggressively enforce violations of water pollution control plans for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline, and to respond promptly to citizen complaints about

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Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Challenges Continue

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A slew of legal challenges and protestors has suspended construction on the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.

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Hidden Treasures: Public Forests

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Here, we outline a multitude of gorgeous spots off the beaten path in our national forests.

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The Clinch Coalition Celebrates 20 Years

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The grassroots environmental group has helped to protect the natural resources within the Jefferson National Forest for 20 years.

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Logging and Prescribed Burns: Healthy or Harmful?

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The use of timber harvests and prescribed burns on national forest land is hotly debated by conservationists and forest users.

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New map shows more acreage disturbed per ton of coal mined now than 30 years ago

Researchers from SkyTruth, Duke University, and Appalachian Voices recently released the first-ever peer-reviewed study of the year-by-year footprint of surface coal mining, including mountaintop removal mining, in Central Appalachia, and the results are sobering.

New maps reveal yearly footprint of surface coal mining in Central Appalachia

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — In a peer-reviewed study published today in PLOS ONE, researchers from SkyTruth, Duke University, and Appalachian Voices released the first-ever maps of the year-by-year footprint of surface coal mining, including mountaintop mining, in Central Appalachia. Among the

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MVP Southgate open houses held for three counties

What Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, had to say at three open houses on their proposed Southgate extension into North Carolina, plus a quick look at the latest developments on the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.

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House renews funding to clean up old coal mines

The House of Representatives yesterday evening passed two measures that would continue the critical work of communities in Central Appalachia to cleanup and repurpose old coal mines for new economic development initiatives. The two amendments to the Interior appropriations bill

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