March 21, 2020
Coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family have a history of violating environmental standards and not paying fines and fees. In January, Virginia took action against two Justice companies by revoking two permits and ordering one company to hand over the bond for one of their mines.
Renewable energy is better for the environment but, like all technology, is not inherently fair or just. Hear from our Deputy Executive Director Kate Boyle about why it is so important that we create clean energy systems that prioritize equity.
More than 150 North Carolinians gathered in February to discuss what their local energy utilities should be doing to address the climate crisis and create renewable energy jobs. Transparency from our utilities and resident participation in decision-making is even more important as many people may struggle to pay their energy bills during the current pandemic.
After years of advocacy by Appalachian Voices and many other organizations and community members, the Virginia legislature enacted bold measures this session that will move us toward a cleaner, more equitable energy economy -- but there is much left to accomplish.
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Appalachian Voices and more than 100 other organizations recently urged leaders in Congress to prioritize several stalled bills that would help struggling coal communities across the country.
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Bobcats are prevalent across North America and are on the prowl more than you might think. These graceful cats are experts at staying out of sight. Have you seen one?