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Rising resistance to pipelines

a tree sit on Peters Mountain

Resistance to the fracked-gas Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines is growing, crossing all sorts of divides. Government agencies and officials supporting the projects are on the wrong side of history.

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Pipeline Resistance Grows on Multiple Fronts

Tree-sit

Tree-sits, legal battles and more have sprung up in response to the natural gas pipelines being proposed and built across the region.

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Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Deregulate Coal Ash

Aerial view of coal ash ponds near river

The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal coal ash safeguards gives more leeway to states — and advocates worry that would put drinking water at risk.

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Adventures Await at Hidden Rocks

climber on cliff

Breathtaking vistas for hikers and a variety of routes for climbers at Virginia’s Hidden Rocks.

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Summit Stresses Sustainability in Climbing

Climbers hang from rock roof

The two-day workshop hosted by The Access Fund in April was centered on ensuring that rock climbing has a positive environmental and economic impact as the sport grows in the Appalachian region.

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Virginia Uranium Mining Ban Goes to Supreme Court

In May, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case regarding mining companies’ attempt to overturn Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.

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Southwest Virginia Solar Workgroup Receives Award

The Southwest Virginia Solar Workgroup received the first Torchbearer award at the 2018 SWVA Economic Forum for its work on regional economic progress.

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Blocking an Energy Monopoly Move

Virginia rejected a Dominion Energy proposal that would have eliminated competition for selling renewable energy to large commercial customers.

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History, health at stake in Buckingham County

The omissions and errors in the permitting process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline regarding an African-American community in central Virginia amounts to racism. A state panel on environmental justice calls for a new process.

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People in the Path of Pipelines

New pipelines transporting natural gas and gas liquids would cut across hundreds of miles through Appalachia and beyond, putting people, land and water at risk. Here, residents along the route share their stories. Cletus and Beverly Bohon Montgomery County, Va.

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