A publication of Appalachian Voices


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EPA Proposes Loosening Methane Emission Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal would undermine Obama-era regulations aimed at preventing methane leaks.

Trump EPA Seeks to Weaken Power Plant Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the new power plant rules would result in more pollution and up to 1,400 more premature deaths each year by 2030.

Virginia Approves Dominion Solar Pilot Program

Dominion Energy’s pilot program will allow ratepayers to to receive all or part of their electricity from Virginia solar farms for an additional cost.

Energy Report News Bites

A Virginia town approved two new solar projects, studies found that the minimum safe distance from frack sites should be a quarter-mile and that the amount of water used for fracking has drastically increased, and the West Virginia Coal Association is asking for a tax cut.

Elk Knob Art Trail Celebrates Nature and Creativity

Flame azaleas art

A group of Appalachian State University students created a variety of artworks to display along Elk Knob State Park’s Beech Tree Trail in Todd, N.C.

Land Conserved Along Little South Fork of Cumberland River in Kentucky

More than 1,000 acres of land along Kentucky’s Little South Fork of the Cumberland River were placed under state protection in August.

Two-Headed Copperhead Found in Virginia

two-headed copperhead

A Virginia resident found this two-headed snake in her yard in late September.

Expanding Our Vision & Deepening Our Impact

Appalachian Voices staff and board share our objectives for the next three years, which will advance our regional vision of a healthy environment and strong local economies that allow communities to thrive.

Legal Challenges Against Pipelines Heat Up

Flooded field caused by Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

Federal and state courts alike have partially halted the construction of fracked gas pipelines across the region as cases are decided and permits are reevaluated.

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