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States Tackle Environmental and Energy Issues

With state legislative sessions underway across Appalachia, here are some energy and environmental bills to keep an eye on.

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Groups target Duke Energy to end monopoly control of NC electric system

Social justice and clean energy groups call for state leaders to allow energy choice, saying hurricanes, rising electric rates, other harms show state system is broken Raleigh N.C. – A new, diverse coalition of 15 local, state and national groups

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Rise of Interscholastic Mountain Biking

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The sport of mountain biking is taking off in schools across Appalachia.

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MVP Southgate Met with Staunch Resistance

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Local governments, residents in the path of the pipeline, a state agency and more have spoken out against this proposed 73-mile extension of the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline.

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Elizabeth Ore and Peter Cowan

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Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Southgate extension would cut straight through this couple’s yard if approved, potentially damaging their well and septic tank.

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Seneca Rogers

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate’s original route would have plowed straight through the cemetery of Seneca Rogers’ church. Although they shifted the route, Rogers’ opposition to the pipeline is unchanged.

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Marvin Winstead

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers first expressed interest in cutting through Marvin Winstead’s farm in 2014 — but he has managed to hold them at bay.

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Coal Ash Cleanup: Three States See Major Developments

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North Carolina holds meetings on coal ash cleanup in the state. Tennessee workers who are sick after cleaning up TVA’s 2008 coal ash disaster seek resolution. Virginia moves closer to requiring Dominion Energy to relocate its toxic coal ash.

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Push for N.C. Coal Ash Cleanup Enters Final Stages

We joined North Carolinians living near Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps in telling the state that capping the toxic pits instead of moving the material away from water sources is a non-starter.

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North Carolina Solar Rebates in High Demand

All of Duke Energy’s North Carolina residential solar rebates, which reduce the cost of panel installation by up to 30 percent, were claimed in less than a day

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