Increased public participation but continued gaps in transparency marked TVA’s recent quarterly meeting, which included a vote to close two of the utility’s coal plants.
With state legislative sessions underway across Appalachia, here are some energy and environmental bills to keep an eye on.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made nearly $2 billion off Appalachia’s coalfields, but his family’s mines owe back taxes in multiple states. They have also accrued hundreds of environmental violations, and many idled mines are still unreclaimed.
Accumulated water bursting out of one of CM Mining, LLC’s operations in Hurley, VA, causes flooding and property damage in nearby neighborhood.
The president ordered the creation of the Camp Nelson National Monument in October 2018 to honor black troops who fought in the Civil War.
Filers of the petition argue that future surface coal mining near Benham and Lynch, Ky., would harm residents’ health and enjoyment of the area, as well as the towns’ historic character and attempts to attract tourism.
A Leslie County, Ky., couple found a rare two-headed snake in their yard, the second two-headed copperhead found in the region this year.
Virginia and Kentucky regulators are seeking to hold West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice accountable for his companies’ failure to meet mine land reclamation deadlines.
More than 1,000 acres of land along Kentucky’s Little South Fork of the Cumberland River were placed under state protection in August.
The Auxier Ridge Trail and nearby trails in Daniel Boone National Forest’s Red River Gorge offer stunning hiking, while the Little Shepherd Trail provides a beautiful drive along Pine Mountain and Kentenia State Forest.