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Statement on MVP Southgate’s Voluntary Dismissal of NC Eminent Domain Pursuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2022 CONTACT: Ridge Graham, N.C. Field Coordinator, ridge[at]appvoices.org, (828) 994-7444 On Thursday, Oct. 20, Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, filed a voluntary dismissal of eminent domain proceedings in Alamance, Guilford and Rockingham counties, North Carolina. The

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Report: Replacing Cumberland Fossil Plant with energy efficiency and renewables would have much higher jobs outcomes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2022 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683), dan@appvoices.org Knoxville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Valley Authority could create thousands of jobs for the region if it implemented a mix of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to

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TVA’s decision to stick with fossil fuels at Cumberland plant isn’t final

Under TVA's plan, smokestacks at the Cumberland Fossil Plant would continue to spew pollution into the air. Photo by Angie Mummaw

TVA’s decision to convert coal-fired plants to fracked gas will lead to enormous environmental consequences — while providing fewer jobs than renewable energy.

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NC Energy Bill Gets Criticism for Cost, Climate-Change Effectiveness

Industrial consumers, environmental advocates and residential ratepayers in North Carolina have voiced concerns over a new energy bill critics say was created with outsized input from Duke Energy.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction Partially Resumes

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A federal court halted work at nearly 1,000 stream crossings in Virginia and West Virginia one week after federal regulators allowed construction to resume on most of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

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NC regulators deny environmental permit for fracked-gas Southgate pipeline

CONTACT: Ridge Graham, Appalachian Voices, (828) 994-7444, ridge@appvoices.org Perrin de Jong, Center for Biological Diversity, (828) 252-4646, perrin@biologicaldiversity.org Emily Sutton, Haw RiverKeeper, (573) 979-1038, emily@hawriver.org Today, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality denied the permit application for Southgate extension

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The End of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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Duke Energy and Dominion Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to ever-increasing costs and legal battles — and similar hurdles remain for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

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State Governments Pass Bills to Increase Penalties for Pipeline Protests

Since March, three states have passed bills that increase punishments against people who protest oil and gas development and designate oil and gas facilities as critical infrastructure.

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North Carolinians Speak Out Against Fracked Gas Projects

In November, North Carolina landowners and concerned residents spoke out against the proposed MVP Southgate Pipeline and a proposed liquefied natural gas facility.

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Wins for opponents of fracked-gas pipelines

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Catch up on the latest news in the fight against dangerous fracked-gas pipelines.

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