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Despite a national coal downturn, mining has not slowed much in Raleigh County, West Virginia, where companies have proposed two new mountaintop removal coal mines.
River Enthusiast Joins the Appalachian Voices Board
The Southern Connected Communities Project is working to bring high-speed internet to Clairfield, Tenn., and other underserved rural areas.
Regulators are installing air quality monitors in two Eastern Virginia communities that have been beset by coal dust from a Norfolk Southern railyard for years.
A coalition of West Virginia lawmakers and civil-rights groups are calling on state legislators to also oust and disbar Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for participating in what they’re calling “un-American” efforts to disenfranchise voters in the presidential election.
The Kentucky Natural Lands Trust established the Warbler Ridge Preserve in December, forming a nearly 2,500-acre protected area on Pine Mountain.
In September, a Dominion Energy contractor illegally dumped mud across state lines in a West Virginia stream. Authorities continue to investigate and clean up the site.
Nearly a quarter of rural Americans don’t have access to reliable high-speed internet. Powell Valley Electric Cooperative and others are working to change this.
West Virginia could move away from coal and generate more than 70% of the state’s electricity using wind and solar power by 2035, according to a new report.
After a resident unsuccessfully sought aid from Virginia officials for two years to address constant dust from passing coal trucks, one reporter’s questions motivated the company to take action.