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New coalition launches to reform Virginia energy policy

MEDIA CONTACTS Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Cassady Craighill, 828-817-3328, cassady@cleanvirginia.org Peter Vicenzi, (202) 942-7621, pvicenzi@freedomworks.org Richmond – Nine organizations representing a wide range of public policy ideologies introduced the Virginia Energy Reform Coalition today, an unprecedented coalition united to reform

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Caving Adventures

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Explore the incredible hidden world that lies beneath the Appalachian Mountains.

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Going Caving in Virginia

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Fountain Cave Where: Grottoes, Va., in Augusta and Rockingham counties, adjacent to the more accessible Grand Caverns How to access: While this cave once had walkways, it is now a wild cave ideal for a more adventurous caving experience. Cavers

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Now Hiring!

Appalachian Voices is hiring three new positions to help us achieve our goal of bringing energy democracy to the region!

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Westmoreland Coal Allowed to Sever Worker Agreements

In February, a federal judge allowed Westmoreland Coal Company to terminate benefits for current and retired coal miners.

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Groups Urge Virginia Mining Agency to Strengthen Regulations

Environmental groups are calling on Virginia regulators to strengthen coal mining rules by making it easier for citizens who file complaints to be involved in site inspections, strengthening bonding requirements and more.

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U.S. Sees Growth in Clean Energy Jobs

A total of 110,000 net new clean energy jobs were added in the United States in 2018, a growth rate of 3.6 percent.

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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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Virginia water board abandons pursuit of Mountain Valley Pipeline permit revocation

Today, the Virginia State Water Control Board unanimously voted to reverse course in pursuing revocation of Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Clean Water Act § 401 certification. In December, 2018, the board voted 4-3 to consider revoking the project’s certification, but today,

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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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