Written by Lorelei Goff


Lorelei Goff

Paddling for her Life

Farmer Ann Rose is paddling nearly 2,000 miles solo to bring attention to water woes in Appalachia.

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Concerns Over Proposed Cumberland Methane Plant and Pipeline

The Tennessee Valley Authority and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company push ahead with plans for the Cumberland Pipeline amid concerns for the environment, property and public safety.

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TVA Moves Forward with Kingston Gas Plant

Ignoring EPA concerns and calls from lawmakers for more transparency, Tennessee Valley Authority moved forward with plans to convert the Kingston Fossil Plant from coal to methane.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction and Lawsuits Advance

Litigation around the controversial 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline continues.

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A white-bearded man in a blue t-shirt stands by a sink with water running from the faucet.

How McDowell County, West Virginia, is Addressing its Decades-old Water Problems

Federal funding and an innovative nonprofit program are key resources McDowell County, West Virginia is using to correct its decades-old problem with access to clean drinking water.

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Three Towns in Southwest Virginia Pursue Redevelopment of Blighted Buildings

Brownfields revitalization programs are helping rural Appalachian towns combat blight to rejuvenate their economies.

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A young man in a blue jacket stands between two older men wearing gray t-shirts. the roof of the brick building behind them is covered in solar panels.

Solar Apprenticeship Program Benefits Southwest Virginia

A youth solar apprenticeship program is changing lives and accelerating the switch to green energy in Southwest Virginia.

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Fraud Allegations in Ohio Public Lands Fracking Controversy

As Ohio moves forward with leasing public lands for oil and gas fracking, there are allegations that supporters filed fraudulent letters in favor of these leases — using real Ohioans’ identities without their consent.

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An aerial photo shows muddy water overflowing the banks of a river and flooding a town in a Kentucky valley.

Finding Higher Ground From Floods

As catastrophic floods increase in frequency and severity, state governments, nonprofits and local communities have been diving into the questions surrounding flood recovery and mitigation.

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A crowd of Indigenous people, some dressed in traditional clothing or carrying banners, walk along a road behind a woman carrying a vessel of water.

Indigenous Couple Fights For Social And Environmental Justice

The nonprofit organization 7 Directions of Service is working to protect the rights of people and nature.

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