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Virginia Outlaws Box Turtles as Pets

Eastern Box Turtle

The new regulation, which took effect in July, aims to reduce poaching and mitigate turtle population decline from habitat loss.

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EPA says Corps must reject federal water crossing permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

CONTACT: Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org Amy Adams, 828-964-7431, amy@appvoices.org The Environmental Protection Agency has recommended to the Corps of Engineers that it not issue a stream-crossing permit currently under consideration for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline. In a May 27

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Knoxville community groups call for affordable utilities

The Knoxville Water and Energy for All campaign is made up of community and faith groups with a mission to bring solutions to the root problems of unaffordable bills and disconnections in Knoxville.

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Knoxville Community Group Calls for Affordable Utilities

Rev. Calvin Skinner speaks at a podium

The Knoxville Water and Energy for All Campaign aims to address unaffordable utility bills and disconnections in the city.

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Collapse of the coal industry: Problems and recommendations

Coal mine regulations have not kept up with the industry’s collapse, leaving regulators without the money – or the legal tools – to address growing problems of scarred landscapes and polluted waters.

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Pushing for democracy in electric co-ops

Communities in Appalachia are starting to make progress reforming their electric co-ops to be more democratic and transparent in their governance.

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Agencies Weigh Mountain Valley Pipeline Water Crossing Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to make a decision on a key Clean Water Act certification for the fracked-gas pipeline by the end of June as Virginia and West Virginia consider stream crossing permits.

Court rules that coal mines need a permit for water pollution from valley fills

creek with unnatural blue hue

Good news for clean water! Despite a setback in appeals court, overall the Red River Coal Company court ruling will help communities fight back against pollution from mountaintop removal coal mines.

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New tool tracks reforestation on old surface mines

Join us on Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. for our release of a new tool that monitors the growth of trees and other vegetation on old surface coal mines in Central Appalachia.

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