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Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Challenges Continue

Mountain Valley Pipeline construction

A slew of legal challenges and protestors has suspended construction on the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.

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Hidden Treasures: Public Forests

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Here, we outline a multitude of gorgeous spots off the beaten path in our national forests.

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Reauthorization of Mine Lands Program Advances

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would renew funding for restoring abandoned coal mine sites — but it would also limit a wide swath of environmental protections.

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The Clinch Coalition Celebrates 20 Years

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The grassroots environmental group has helped to protect the natural resources within the Jefferson National Forest for 20 years.

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Logging and Prescribed Burns: Healthy or Harmful?

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The use of timber harvests and prescribed burns on national forest land is hotly debated by conservationists and forest users.

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Stewarding Our National Forests

National forests belong to all of us, so we all have an opportunity to shape their direction.

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Hemp and Medical Cannabis Make Joint Gains

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Industrial hemp could soon be legalized nationally under the 2018 Farm Bill, and Virginia could soon have up to five medical cannabis oil dispensaries in the state.

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Groups Aim to Reshape Nantahala-Pisgah Plan

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Conservationists, recreation enthusiasts, the timber industry and more have played a major part in the U.S. Forest Service’s ongoing effort to make major changes to the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Management Plan for the first time since 1994.

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Environmental Votetracker — Aug/Sept 2018 issue

Chart showing how Appalachian legislators voted on recent environmental legislation.

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Nantahala-Pisgah Plan Q&A: Tommy Cabe

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Tommy Cabe is the Tribal forest resource specialist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and a Tribal member from the Bird Town Community. He is also a member of the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, a collaborative group of conservationists, cultural

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