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In memoriam: April Pierson-Keating

Appalachia mourns the passing of a fierce defender of the environment whose commitment to lifting up the voices of her West Virginia community will continue to grow the pipeline resistance movement well into the future.

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Pushing Back Against Plastics

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Check out 10 ways to reduce your plastic footprint, and learn why the fight against plastic is connected to the petrochemical industry’s plans to expand in Appalachia.

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Energy Report Newsbites

A selection of energy news from around the Appalachian region.

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Pipeline Developers Push Back Against Grassroots Resistance

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Legal challenges continue to stall numerous pipelines as Mountain Valley developers continue to push forward on the MVP Southgate project. A tree-sit in Mountain Valley’s path reaches one year.

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W.V. Landowners Win Case Against Fracking Company

West Virginia’s highest court unanimously ruled that mineral companies may not use surface owners’ land to reach gas reserves under adjacent properties without obtaining their express permission.

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Report: No convincing evidence that Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate is needed

Today the Applied Economics Clinic (AEC), a nonprofit consulting group, published an analysis finding that neither the builder nor the anchor customer of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate extension project have provided “convincing evidence of a need for MVP

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Mountain Valley Pipeline soils all in its path

Trained citizen monitors in Va. and W.Va. have documented hundreds of violations and possible violations from construction along the Mountain Valley Pipeline. They continue calling for an immediate stop-work order from regulators.

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When “clean” energy isn’t

Once the planet’s temperature rises 1.5 degrees Celsius due to global warming, “the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse polish off their martinis, look at each other, and say, ‘It’s go time.’”

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Fracking Company to Pay Millions for WV Clean Water Act Violations

Fracking company Antero Resources was ordered to pay $3.15 million for state and federal water pollution violations and to undertake an estimated $8 million cleanup.

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Banning fracking worldwide

An international tribunal on human rights, fracking and climate change is calling for a worldwide ban on fracking. The community of Union Hill, Va., helped play a role in this historic occasion.

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