October 19, 2019
The Mountain Valley Pipeline was hit with a major fine by Virginia, as well as an order to stop construction from a federal court. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, meanwhile, will get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Appalachia is mourning the loss of one of the fiercest fighters for environmental protection and social justice in our region. April was committed to lifting up the voices of all Appalachians, and her legacy is the growing movement to stop fracking and pipelines.
Appalachian Voices has received a federal grant to help further the mission of the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia to develop the region as a hub for the solar industry, thereby creating jobs and enhancing community wealth.
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Although the landmark North Carolina mountain was extensively logged in the early 1900s, it is now remarkably well-conserved under the purview of the federal and state agencies, private land trusts and the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Clean water sustains us all — our families, communities, farms and fisheries — but it’s under attack from the Trump administration, which is trying to push through massive fossil fuel projects. Help us stop the rollbacks of key environmental protections that would leave water supplies across the country at risk of contamination.
Powell Valley Electric Cooperative members are calling foul on the co-op leadership’s recent actions to stifle member participation in decision-making at the nonprofit utility, which is supposed to operate according to democratic principles.
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As the Appalachian coal industry continues to decline, the scale of the impact it has had on the region’s environment, economy and communities becomes more apparent. Our special section includes a look at abandoned mine lands, black lung disease, corporate bankruptcies, and more.