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The Appalachian Voice

Concerns Over Proposed Cumberland Methane Plant and Pipeline

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The Tennessee Valley Authority and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company push ahead with plans for the Cumberland Pipeline amid concerns for the environment, property and public safety.

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TVA Moves Forward with Kingston Gas Plant

Ignoring EPA concerns and calls from lawmakers for more transparency, Tennessee Valley Authority moved forward with plans to convert the Kingston Fossil Plant from coal to methane.

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How McDowell County, West Virginia, is Addressing its Decades-old Water Problems

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Federal funding and an innovative nonprofit program are key resources McDowell County, West Virginia is using to correct its decades-old problem with access to clean drinking water.

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Three Towns in Southwest Virginia Pursue Redevelopment of Blighted Buildings

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Brownfields revitalization programs are helping rural Appalachian towns combat blight to rejuvenate their economies.

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Solar Apprenticeship Program Benefits Southwest Virginia

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A youth solar apprenticeship program is changing lives and accelerating the switch to green energy in Southwest Virginia.

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Fraud Allegations in Ohio Public Lands Fracking Controversy

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As Ohio moves forward with leasing public lands for oil and gas fracking, there are allegations that supporters filed fraudulent letters in favor of these leases — using real Ohioans’ identities without their consent.

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Finding Higher Ground From Floods

An aerial photo shows muddy water overflowing the banks of a river and flooding a town in a Kentucky valley.

As catastrophic floods increase in frequency and severity, state governments, nonprofits and local communities have been diving into the questions surrounding flood recovery and mitigation.

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Indigenous Couple Fights For Social And Environmental Justice

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The nonprofit organization 7 Directions of Service is working to protect the rights of people and nature.

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Report Highlights Gains, Concerns For Appalachia

While Appalachia has seen improvements in some key areas, disparities and concerns remain and are highlighted in the latest American Community Survey report published by the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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Uranium Refinement Moves Forward In Tennessee

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Nuclear Fuel Services Inc. received $428 million to move forward with phase two of a 5-year contract to refine highly enriched uranium metal at its Erwin, Tennessee plant. A local group is fighting to stop it.

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