A bimonthly digest of regional energy news
Environmental groups claim in a federal lawsuit that Republic Energy is illegally operating a strip mine on Coal River Mountain by using a state permit that expired in 2011.
Duke Energy may now be able to cap six toxic coal ash dumps in North Carolina in place instead of transporting the material to lined landfills after state regulators classified the dumps as "low risk."
The oil and gas pipeline company nixed plans to transport hazardous natural gas liquids hundreds of miles through a repurposed 75-year-old pipe and instead is seeking permission to reverse the flow for natural gas.
The air board members Gov. Northam removed in mid-November had spoken critically of a compressor station needed for Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. A vote is now delayed pending a new public comment period.
The 73-mile expansion of the controversial fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline into North Carolina has drawn criticism from residents and regulators alike.
September's Hurricane Florence breached two of Duke Energy's coal ash and wastewater impoundments.
Virginia and Kentucky regulators are seeking to hold West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice accountable for his companies' failure to meet mine land reclamation deadlines.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal would undermine Obama-era regulations aimed at preventing methane leaks.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the new power plant rules would result in more pollution and up to 1,400 more premature deaths each year by 2030.
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.
A Virginia town approved two new solar projects, studies found that the minimum safe distance from frack sites should be a quarter-mile and that the amount of water used for fracking has drastically increased, and the West Virginia Coal Association is asking for a tax cut.
A new report found that rural households spend much more on energy costs than urban households and that some groups such as renters, elderly residents and non-white residents are hit particularly hard.
The site of West Virginia's Blair Mountain labor conflict between coal miners and law enforcement was placed back on the National Register of Historic Places after a federal judge ruled its delisting to be unlawful.
A recent study shows that black lung disease in Appalachian coal miners is at a 25-year high — but federal taxes on coal companies that help compensate affected miners are set to expire next year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established new rules for the disposal and storage of toxic coal ash, replacing environmental safeguards put forth by the Obama Administration.