February 10, 2017 Environmental and community groups have raised concerns about the the federal draft environmental review of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The public comment period is open until April 6, 2017.
February 10, 2017 The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been delayed indefinitely, but the Trump administration expedited action on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
February 9, 2017 Coal River Mountain Watch continues to fight mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. Alpha Natural Resources and its subsidiaries hold four active surface coal mining permits on Coal River Mountain that cover 5,600 acres.
February 9, 2017 Studies have found that fracking waste can have have a negative impact on water quality and that noise from fracking can have negative health impacts. A federal agency is considering allowing oil and gas companies to harm endangered bats.
February 9, 2017 U.S. senators and representatives are expected to re-introduce the RECLAIM Act, a bipartisan bill that would direct $1 billion to clean up abandoned mine sites and repurpose them for an economically beneficial use.
December 14, 2016 On Sept. 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement resolving thousands of pollution violations against Southern Coal Corporation and 26 affiliated coal mining companies with operations in Appalachia.
December 13, 2016 The Kentucky Arrow Darter gets federal protection, Tennessee announces clean energy grants, a lawsuit is filed against Johns Hopkins University over its handling of black lung cases and other short energy stories from across the region.