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Lawsuit filed to save imperiled Appalachian species from coal mining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2023 CONTACT Perrin de Jong, Center for Biological Diversity, (828) 595-1862, perrin@biologicaldiversity.org Dan Radmacher, Appalachian Voices, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Center for Biological Diversity and Appalachian Voices today sued the U.S. Office

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Organizations call for more transparent energy planning at TVA with “Motion to Intervene”

For the first time in the 90-year history of the Tennessee Valley Authority, several nonprofit advocacy organizations submitted a “Motion to Intervene” in the authority’s Integrated Resource Plan process.

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Community members, conservation groups condemn TVA’s fossil fuel-driven rate hike

Kingston Fossil Plant

In a disappointing move, the Board of the Tennessee Valley Authority last week approved a 4.5% increase to its base power rate. This rate hike will go into effect in just a few weeks and will lead to higher electricity bills throughout the region.

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Federal court stays Mountain Valley Pipeline’s biological opinion again

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit issued a stay of the biological opinion and incidental take statement under the Endangered Species Act for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

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Lawsuit launched to protect endangered West Virginia species from coal hauling

A brightly colored fish hovers over a sunlit, rocky creek bottom in clear, shallow water.water

Conservation groups intend to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the agency’s failure to protect several endangered species from the harmful effects of coal hauling in the Monongahela National Forest. The suit would also protect the species’ critical habitats.

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Lawsuit launched to protect endangered crayfish pushed to the brink of extinction by coal mining in Appalachia

The Center for Biological Diversity and Appalachian Voices filed a formal notice today of their intent to sue the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failure to protect the endangered Guyandotte River crayfish and the threatened Big Sandy crayfish from coal mining pollution. Both species are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Tennessee Valley Authority CEO wants another gas plant after fossil fuel failures during winter storm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2023 CONTACT Ricky Junquera, Clean Up TVA Coalition, team@cleanuptva.org WASHINGTON — The Tennessee Valley Authority made a final decision today on the retirement and replacement of the Cumberland Fossil Plant, electing to move forward with

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To Stop an American Extinction Crisis, the Southeast Must Pivot Away From Fossil Fuels

Big Sandy Crayfish

One of the worst chapters of the global extinction crisis is playing out in America’s Southeast, a region that rivals the rainforests with its staggering array of aquatic biodiversity.

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Saving Appalachian streams for crayfish and communities

Two imperiled crayfish will have more protected habitat in Appalachian streams if a plan by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is approved. The agency is taking public comment now.

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Forest Service Pulls West Virginia Logging Project

In December, the U.S. Forest Service cancelled a 2,400-acre logging plan in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest after environmental groups challenged the project.

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