Coal ash has been linked to a number of health problems, and community concerns have spurred researchers from the University of North Carolina to investigate drinking water wells in the state.
Restoring streams damaged by coal mining is hard work, but in West Virginia, the nonprofit Canaan Valley Institute is making progress rebuilding watersheds.
On May 24, Virginia’s state environmental regulatory agency conceded that information it had provided about how it would evaluate the potential water quality impact of two natural gas pipelines was inaccurate.
Contact: Gabby Brown, Sierra Club, email@example.com Peter Anderson, Appalachian Voices, firstname.lastname@example.org, 434-293-6373 Richmond, VA — Environmental groups filed suit today challenging West Virginia’s certification for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would transport fracked gas across West Virginia and Virginia.…
The Russell Fork River was recently added to American River’s 2016 list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers because of threats from mountaintop coal removal mining.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new criteria for monitoring selenium, a potentially harmful pollutant, in water.
Tennessee passes a new lead notification program, study shows improved soil health in North and South Carolina, and more environmental news from around the region.
Researchers at Virginia Tech are using computer-generated models to locate the source of PCB contamination in the New River.
Contact: Matt Wasson, Program Director, 828-773-0799, email@example.com Cat McCue, Communications Director, 434-293-6373, firstname.lastname@example.org Appalachian Voices Director of Programs Matt Wasson, Ph.D., is testifying tomorrow morning before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at a hearing on the implications…