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Virginians For Justice: Progress Not Pipelines!

Several hundred people from across Virginia turned out for a weekend of solidarity for environmental justice and climate action and to call for a halt to expanding fracked-gas infrastructure anywhere in the state.

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New coalition launches to reform Virginia energy policy

MEDIA CONTACTS Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Cassady Craighill, 828-817-3328, cassady@cleanvirginia.org Peter Vicenzi, (202) 942-7621, pvicenzi@freedomworks.org Richmond – Nine organizations representing a wide range of public policy ideologies introduced the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition today, an unprecedented coalition united to reform

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Coal ash cleanup decision a huge victory for North Carolina!

On April 1, North Carolina announced its decision to require Duke Energy to fully excavate the six remaining coal ash sites across the state — a big victory in the year’s long fight against the energy utility’s negligence.

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Duke and Dominion Energy’s Contributions to NC Legislature

The two monopoly utilities contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to North Carolina legislative campaigns in 2018.

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MVP and ACP fracked-gas projects both dealt major blows — again

The Virginia State Water Control Board voted 4-3 today to reconsider the Clean Water Act section 401 certification that the board approved last December for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Six days after Attorney General Mark Herring filed an enforcement suit

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Power Play: Countering Electric Utilities’ Political Influence

corporate state political donors map

Public interest groups are building political will to counter electric utilities’ influence in state governments.

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The Problem with Monopoly Utilities

Transmission lines.

Much of America’s energy system still runs like it did in the early 20th century, but times are changing.

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Virginia Approves Dominion Solar Pilot Program

Dominion Energy’s pilot program will allow ratepayers to to receive all or part of their electricity from Virginia solar farms for an additional cost.

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Legal Challenges Against Pipelines Heat Up

Flooded field caused by Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

Federal and state courts alike have partially halted the construction of fracked gas pipelines across the region as cases are decided and permits are reevaluated.

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Clean water advocates ask court, Corps to halt Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, VA – The coalition of clean water advocates that forced a halt of stream crossing construction activities for the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia today formally requested the same for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The coalition took two

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