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Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia to hold ribbon-cutting celebration for Wise Primary School installation

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, members of the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia will gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new rooftop solar installation at Wise Primary School.

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Residents to attend federal agency meeting in Cookeville to express opposition to pipeline

This Wednesday, community members from Jackson and Putnam counties will be at the Cookeville High School to tell decision-makers how they feel about a proposed gas pipeline in their communities.

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Why we will win

Mara Eve Robbins, a stalwart activist in the movement against the Mountain Valley Pipeline, reflects on community and hope in this special guest blog.

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People’s Energy Plan listening session to be held in West Jefferson, N.C.

Appalachian Voices will host a listening session on North Carolina energy in West Jefferson on October 8 at 2 p.m. The listening session is part of our People’s Energy Plan, a statewide tour to hear the concerns, hopes and innovations residents want to see in an energy transition. Join us for food, community engagement and inspiring conversation.

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Statement on Manchin agreeing to pull permitting language from continuing resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2022 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683, dan@appvoices.org Late this afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that Sen. Joe Manchin’s Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022 would be removed from a continuing resolution to

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Carbon plan must account for affordability

The organizations’ testimony focused on how Duke’s proposed fracked gas expansion would unnecessarily increase costs for customers, while cleaner, lower-cost options like solar, battery storage and energy efficiency could completely offset the need to build new fracked gas infrastructure in the near term.

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With bill’s release, Appalachian Voices reiterates opposition to dirty fossil fuel deal

Mountain Valley Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2022 CONTACT Chelsea Barnes, Legislative Director, (614) 205-6424, chelsea@appvoices.org Peter Anderson, Appalachian Voices Virginia Policy Director, (434) 249-6446, peter@appvoices.org, Molly Moore, Dir. of Program Communications, (847) 401-3633, molly@appvoices.org Today, Sen. Joe Manchin released the Energy

Report outlines the many challenges and risks to the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 20, 2022 CONTACT Chelsea Barnes, (614) 205-6424, chelsea@appvoices.org Jessica Sims, (804) 356-1228, jessica@appvoices.org Today, Appalachian Voices released a report detailing the unique and complex obstacles standing in the way of completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline,

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Appalachian Voices Statement on Kaine-Warner FERC Pipeline Permitting Bill

Mountain Valley Pipeline

PRESS STATEMENT Contact: Peter Anderson, Appalachian Voices Virginia Policy Director, peter@appvoices.org, (434) 249-6446 On Thursday, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) reintroduced the Pipeline Fairness, Transparency, and Responsible Development Act, a bill that would add meaningful notice,

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Permanent extension of black lung excise tax gives miners peace of mind

At this May 12, 2022, press conference, leaders from the Black Lung Association launched a statewide campaign for a long-term extension of the black lung excise tax.

Miners with black lung and their advocates scored a huge victory in the recently signed Inflation Reduction Act, which permanently extended the black lung excise tax that supports the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.

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