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Appalachian Voices calls on Gov. Northam to respect citizen boards and environmental justice

Today it became public knowledge that Governor Northam will replace two members of the State Air Pollution Control Board and at least one member of the State Water Control Board. The decision comes one week after the Air Pollution Control

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Virginia company wins bid to negotiate contracts to install six solar projects in Southwest Virginia

Wise, Va. — The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia is pleased to announce that the team led by NCI, Inc. of Richmond, VA has been awarded the 1.5-megawatt Southwest Virginia Solar Project Portfolio. NCI teamed with Acorn Electrical Specialists (Piney

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Virginia ignores risk, allows Atlantic Coast Pipeline work

Atlantic Coast Pipeline water crossing sign

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality approved Clean Water Act permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, brushing off concerns from the Governor’s Advisory Council on Environmental Justice.

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Power Play: Countering Electric Utilities’ Political Influence

corporate state political donors map

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

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For the Love of Birds

Volunteers across Virginia participate in a statewide survey of breeding birds to create better conservation policy.

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Retired Southwest Virginia Couple Goes Solar

Kathy and Gary Selvage

Retired couple Kathy and Gary Selvage are happy they decided to put solar panels on their Southwest Virginia home.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Sparks Anger

Tree-sit in path of Mountain Valley Pipeline

Pipeline construction crews have upset residents along Mountain Valley’s route by logging near tree-sitters, ignoring a state-issued temporary work suspension and accidentally pelting a family with erosion control pellets.

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States Seek Mine-Related Debts from WV Governor

Virginia and Kentucky regulators are seeking to hold West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice accountable for his companies’ failure to meet mine land reclamation deadlines.

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Virginia Approves Dominion Solar Pilot Program

Dominion Energy’s pilot program will allow ratepayers to to receive all or part of their electricity from Virginia solar farms for an additional cost.

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Federal court vacates key permit in W. Va. for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the Army Corps of Engineers’ verification that the Mountain Valley Pipeline project can be certified under a general permit, Nationwide Permit 12, instead of an individual permit for large

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