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Biden Admin Finalizes Silica Rule Update

A new federal rule would cut miners’ exposure to silica dust, but miners and their advocates have concerns about whether industry will follow the new rule under the current enforcement mechanisms.

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Reducing Methane Emissions from Wells Could Create Tens of Thousands of Jobs

Decommissioning unplugged oil and gas wells and reducing emissions at operating wells in accordance with new federal guidelines would create tens of thousands of jobs across four states, according to a recent report.

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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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EPA Action to Prevent Power Plant Pollution

New EPA rules to regulate pollution from coal and gas power plants could have major impacts on public health and the environment.

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Opposition to Proposed Prison on Mine

Environmental risks and negative social, economic and mental-health impacts to prisoners and communities are among the concerns voiced over a plan to build a prison on top of a former mine.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction and Lawsuits Advance

Litigation around the controversial 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline continues.

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Proposed Regional Hydrogen Energy Hubs Raise Concerns

Two consortiums of power companies and other businesses are seeking federal funding for proposed regional hydrogen energy hubs. Most hydrogen energy production processes produce climate-altering emissions.

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Years After Atlantic Coast Pipeline Cancellation, Easements Remain

Residents continue to fight for the return of their land, which was seized for pipeline easements by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline beginning in 2014.

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EPA Seeks Update to Coal Ash Cleanup Requirements

A black woman speaks into a microphone. People stand behind her holding signs calling for coal ash cleanup. A large banner held by several people at the front of the group reads, "Make Power Plants Clean Up All Their Coal Ash."

A proposed new rule for coal ash cleanup aims to protect the communities and the environment.

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Solar Fund Boosts Renewable Energy Projects

The Appalachian Solar Finance Fund has supported 32 new projects since its launch in November 2021.

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