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Power Play: Countering Electric Utilities’ Political Influence

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Public interest groups are building political will to counter electric utilities’ influence in state governments.

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The Problem with Monopoly Utilities

Transmission lines.

Much of America’s energy system still runs like it did in the early 20th century, but times are changing.

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Political Energy and Energy Democracy

Appalachian Voices Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that works in the best interest of everyday citizens in order to protect our natural areas and our communities.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline impacts halt construction; rollbacks for Atlantic Coast Pipeline revealed

Northam administration must act following string of regulatory failures BREAKING: Developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline announced today that they are suspending construction activities of the project in Virginia. Citizens have repeatedly called on the state to order a halt

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A watershed moment in Virginia’s energy politics

A groundswell of citizen pressure and efforts by Appalachian Voices and other groups on Dominion’s rate bill disrupted “business as usual” in this year’s Virginia General Assembly.

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Still on hold: Few answers on review of mountaintop removal health impacts

More than a year into the Trump administration, a director for the Office of Surface Mining has yet to be confirmed. And it’s unlikely that Trump’s pro-coal pick will reinstate a review of the human health impacts of mountaintop removal.

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With your help, Virginia legislation can protect our water from pipelines

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We’ve resisted the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines for more than three years. Now Virginia lawmakers need to hear our voices to ensure that legislation to better protect landowners and water resources from fracked-gas pipelines becomes law.

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EPA holds lone hearing on Clean Power Plan repeal

People holding signs at the Sierra Club's Hearing for Healthy Communities

By holding only one public hearing for the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, Scott Pruitt is once again working against the EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment.

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Trump’s war on reality

To revive coal and ignore climate change, the White House must wage war on reality itself.

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A historic step backward

The Clean Power Plan represented a historic if modest step toward curbing carbon pollution and accelerating the transition to cleaner energy nationwide. Repealing the rule is a historic step backward.

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