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Parties reach agreement on offshore wind project with significant customer cost protections

CONTACT Tasha Durrett, SELC Communications Manager, (434) 977-4090, tdurrett@selcva.org Dan Radmacher, Media Specialist, (540) 798-6683), dan@appvoices.org CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Today the Office of the Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Counsel, Dominion Energy, Walmart, the Sierra Club and Appalachian Voices filed

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Even as 2022 Virginia General Assembly wraps up, threats of environmental rollbacks continue

Virginia Field Coordinator Jessica Sims observes a session of the House of Delegates. Photo by Jen Lawhorne

With the signing of the budget, the Virginia General Assembly wrapped up a session filled with challenges and disappointments.

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Utility disconnection protections: Let’s make it permanent

Shutting off electricity and other vital utilities of families who can’t afford their bills is unjust. During a pandemic, it’s barbaric. Appalachian Voices offers solutions.

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WV Cleanup of Illegally Dumped Mud Continues

stream filled with mud

In September, a Dominion Energy contractor illegally dumped mud across state lines in a West Virginia stream. Authorities continue to investigate and clean up the site.

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Virginia officials must begin planning for Wise County, other power plant closures

CONTACT: Chelsea Barnes, chelsea@appvoices.org, 614-205-6424 Cat McCue, cat@appvoices.org, 434-293-6373 Today, the Institute for Energy Economics and Analysis released a report shedding light on Dominion Energy’s costly coal-fired Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise Co, Va., and its likely early

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Energy democracy in Virginia: Utopia or a real possibility?

Energy democracy is taking shape in Virginia. Join our statewide workgroup and add your voice to the call for a clean, equitable energy system.

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Dominion holding out on struggling families

Virginia lawmakers must take this opportunity, now, to compel Dominion Energy to forgive debt of families and businesses struggling from the Covid-economic crisis.

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VICTORY! The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is cancelled!

In a historic win for environmental justice, the 600-mile, massive fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline project has been cancelled.

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Dominion Energy and Duke Energy cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

NC pipeline protestors

CONTACT: Contact: Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Today, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), a proposed 600-mile fracked gas transmission line planned to span West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, citing economic uncertainty and continued delays.

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Virginia opens the door for independent proposals for solar projects in Southwest Virginia

CONTACT: Chelsea Barnes 276-207-9636 chelsea@appvoices.org Cat McCue 434-293-6373 cat@appvoices.org The Virginia State Corporation Commission has announced that it is re-opening acceptance of registrations for third-party, non-utility owners of solar generation through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The pilot program has been

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