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The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest are fighting a proposed Louisville Gas & Electric natural gas pipeline that would cut through the protected woodland.
The North Carolina General Assembly removed a controversial provision from a ratemaking bill that would have allowed Duke Energy to enact multi-year rate hikes.
Murray Energy filed for bankruptcy in October, the latest of eight coal bankruptcies in 2019. Legal disputes regarding the summer Blackjewel bankruptcy continue.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to roll back pollution limits for coal-fired power plants pending public comment.
A Senate bill would help fund miners’ pensions, including those affected by recent bankruptcies. In the House, a bill would re-instate a historic tax on coal companies to fund healthcare for miners with black lung disease.
Federal regulators proposed a rule in October that would allow the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail without any new safety regulations or testing.
Federal regulators announced new pipeline safety rules in September, but pipeline opponents argue the updated rules are not strong enough.
Lower-than-expected income from fossil fuel severance taxes is putting the West Virginia state budget in a bind. Some advocate for raising the severance tax rate on natural gas.
A hike through Cloudland Canyon State Park reveals spectacular views of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains.
Appalachian Voices’ Executive Director Tom Cormons speaks on overcoming barriers to clean energy in our region.