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Environmental Votetracker — June/July 2018 issue

Chart showing how Appalachian legislators voted on environmental legislation

Chart showing how Appalachian legislators voted on recent environmental legislation.

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Environmental Votetracker — April/May 2018 issue

Chart showing how Appalachian legislators voted

Chart displays how Appalachian House and Senate members voted regarding several environmental issues in February and March.

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Environmental Votetracker — Dec. 2017 / Jan. 2018 issue

chart showing how Appalachian legislators voted

How Appalachian House and Senate members voted regarding several environmental issues in October and November.

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Environmental Votetracker — Oct/Nov 2017 issue

Chart showing legislators' votes

How Appalachian House and Senate members voted regarding several environmental issues in August and September.

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Environmental Votetracker — Aug/Sept 2017 issue

chart of legislators' votes

How Appalachian House and Senate members voted regarding several environmental issues in June and July

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Environmental Votetracker — April/May 2017

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How Appalachian House and Senate members voted regarding several environmental issues in February and March.

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Environmental Votetracker — Aug/Sept 2016

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See how Appalachian congressional representatives voted on several environmental issues during June and July 2016.

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Appalachia’s Environmental Votetracker – Dec. 2015/Jan. 2016

See how Appalachian congressional representatives voted on several environmental issues during fall 2015.

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Caught Between a Budget and a Hard Place

An Obama administration proposal would direct funds to workforce training and reemployment programs in the coal-bearing communities of Appalachia and increase the budgets of agencies focused on economic development, but regional politicians are slow to embrace the plan.

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The Dirty Money Dozen

According to both the Center for Responsive Politics and Oil Change International, contributions from oil, gas and other energy industries skyrocketed in the past five years, with the coal industry alone contributing more than $8 million in 2009-2010 — more

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