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Virginia Water Control Board ignores citizen concerns, expert comments and approves controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline

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CONTACT: Cat McCue, Appalachian Voices, 434-953-8672, cat@appvoices.org Roberta Bondurant, Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights, 540-793-4769, bondurantlaw@aol.com Today, the State Water Control Board approved the permit for the proposed fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline that would run 300 miles from West Virginia

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A Roadmap to Boosting Solar in Southwest Virginia

Cover of the Solar Roadmap for Southwest Virginia

Last week, the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia released an outline for bringing a just, sustainable energy economy to the coalfield region.

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Hydropower Storage: All it’s pumped up to be?

Recent Virginia legislation has made pumped storage energy projects much more appealing to energy companies — and while Dominion Energy’s proposed project could potentially reuse abandoned mine lands, it could also permanently mar the landscape.

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Mountain Wind

Simulated Rocky Forge Wind Project

While the Southeast currently has the least amount of installed wind energy in the United States, Virginia could soon see its first wind farm.

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Youth Build Turbines for KidWind Challenge

A High School Team Presents Turbine Design

Groups of kids all over the nation gather to see who can design and build the best wind turbine. Southwest Virginia’s Off the Grid team won nationals earlier this year.

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Community Organizing Amid Destructive Mining

SAMS Members Protesting

Formed 10 years ago in response to coal mines proposed near Wise County, Va., Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards continues their work to build sustainable communities.

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Virginia Announces Cleanest Air in 20 Years

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality states that levels of ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulate matter have all fallen.

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Courts Confirm Citizen Rights to Inspect Mines

A federal district court in Virginia confirmed that citizens have the right to accompany mine inspections under federal and state law.

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Welcoming Virginia’s New Environmental Justice Council

Members of the Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative

We commend Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s creation of Virginia’s first Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

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Virginia Water Board to decide on fracked-gas pipelines

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This week and next, the Virginia State Water Control Board will decide whether to allow pipeline companies to build the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. Show up to add your comment and show opposition to these senseless projects!

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