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Clean Power Plan Clears Legal Hurdle

Challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan are now going through the legal system.

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Action on climate heating up

President Obama’s announcement that day of first-ever regulations to limit carbon pollution from power plants in America — which has one of the largest carbon footprints in the world — marks an unprecedented milestone. Yet, as important as it is, it’s anything but certain how the story unfolds from here.

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White House Unveils New Plans to Protect Honeybees

By Laura Marion The White House unveiled its federal honeybee protection plan less than a week after the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that honeybee populations further declined by 40 percent between April 2014 and April 2015. The agency’s National

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President’s Budget Proposal Includes Boons for Appalachia

Central Appalachian communities weathering coal’s long decline would see a boost in funding under the White House budget released in February.

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Fighting Mountaintop Removal During the Obama Years

In 2009, representatives of the new Obama administration repeated that “the administration will do what the science calls for.” In Appalachia, the science calls for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining. Six years later, mountaintop removal is still happening.

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Climate Action Plan has Major Implications for Coal

By Brian Sewell In late June, President Obama announced his administration’s climate action plan. The speech at Georgetown University signaled to Congress that the president was keeping his promise to come up with executive actions to address the threat of

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Forward on Climate!

By Matt Abele Multimedia Communications intern, Fall 2012/Spring 2013 This past weekend’s Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., made it more evident than ever that America is ready for a clean energy future. I arrived on a bus from

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President Obama Focuses on Energy Jobs

Climate, Energy, Efficiency Feature as Key Pieces of SOTU The first “State of the Union” address of President Obama’s second term had a little something for everybody. The President was aggressive about the need to tackle the problem of climate

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WATCH: Appalachian Kids Give Science Lesson to President Obama

Children in Appalachian coal mining communities are 42% more likely to be born with birth defects and have a life expectancy that is almost 5 years lower than the national average. As this short video shows, they understand why: Dozens

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AV and iLoveMountains Launch No More Excuses Campaign

Appalachian Voices, in conjunction with iLoveMountains.org, recently launched a two-pronged campaign to solicit reelected President Obama to end the devastating practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. With our new report summarizing the human cost of mountaintop removal coal mining and

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