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In memoriam: April Pierson-Keating

Appalachia mourns the passing of a fierce defender of the environment whose commitment to lifting up the voices of her West Virginia community will continue to grow the pipeline resistance movement well into the future.

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A Pilot Program’s Uncertain Record

Some projects receiving federal funds for economic development near abandoned mines have strong community support; others, not so much.

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Reclamation 101

What is supposed to happen after a coal company finishes mining a site?

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Community Efforts to Stop Construction of Rockwool Plant in West Virginia Continue

Residents of Jefferson County, W.Va., are working to stop a proposed stone insulation manufacturing plant in the area.

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Energy Report Newsbites

A selection of energy news from around the Appalachian region.

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SNAP Stretch Programs Expand Access to Fresh Food

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Many communities across Appalachia have programs that extend the purchasing power of federal food stamps for locally grown food.

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Local WV Groups Fight Back Against Industrial Rockwool Facility

Community groups in Jefferson County, W.Va., are challenging local and state government efforts to bring a stone wool insulation manufacturing plant to the area, citing air pollution and other concerns.

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Advocacy groups sue multiple coal facilities for water violations

CONTACTS: Erin Savage, Appalachian Voices Central Appalachian Program Manager, erin@appvoices.org, 206-769-8286 August 7, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. — A coalition of West Virginian advocacy groups including the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Appalachian Voices, and the Sierra

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Contending with Contamination in Minden, W.Va.

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Minden, W.Va., residents have been plagued with toxic PCBs for decades. Now the town is on the Superfund list and residents are once again calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to relocate the entire community.

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Neighbors of Mountaintop Removal Testify Before Congress

Community member testifies before congress

In April, people living near coal strip mines testified before a U.S. House subcommittee about how mountaintop removal coal mining has affected their lives and communities.

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