The Front Porch Blog, with Updates from AppalachiaThe Front Porch Blog, with Updates from Appalachia



Governor McAuliffe announces cap on carbon pollution in Virginia

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

In the face of a federal administration bent on rolling back key environmental protections and ignoring climate science, Governor McAuliffe took bold action Tuesday to limit greenhouse gas pollution in Virginia. [ More ]

Cutting carbon pollution in Virginia: Governor McAuliffe should finish what he started

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

In his final year in office, Governor McAuliffe can cement a powerful legacy on climate and the economy by leading the way on environmental protection and climate action. [ More ]

FERC’s pipeline review process is broken

Monday, February 20th, 2017 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

It’s no secret: oil and gas pipelines have captured the nation’s attention, not to mention the new administration’s. But new research is refuting the industry's pro-pipeline arguments and even a former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is calling for greater scrutiny of proposed natural gas infrastructure projects. [ More ]

Energy policy in Virginia: 2017 General Assembly update

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

It’s “crossover” time at the Virginia General Assembly. Here at Appalachian Voices, we are closely tracking bills that will impact Virginia’s energy future. Will the commonwealth continue the fossil fuel-friendly policies of the past, or will we start building a clean energy economy today? [ More ]

Why is Dominion’s IRP important for Virginia’s future?

Friday, December 16th, 2016 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

In Virginia, electric utilities providing public services are regulated to ensure that they balance reliability, sustainability, and affordability. That balancing act is what "integrated resource planning" is all about. In this blog, we dive into the recent plan from Dominion Virginia Power, the heavyweight in the state's electric sector whose choices affect not only its customers, but virtually all of us, and our environment. [ More ]

Why stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is taking public comments from citizens regarding the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would carry fracked gas through W.Va. and Va. It's a important chance for citizens to voice their concerns on-the-record. Read some of the reasons why Virginia Campaign Coordinator Peter Anderson is speaking out against the pipeline. [ More ]