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Solar Panels on Southwest Virginia Schools Signal a Diversifying Economy

A project manager in a neon vest and construction hat kneels atop the roof of the St. Paul school..

School solar projects demonstrate how Virginia’s coalfield counties are diversifying their economies and energy options with solar power.

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A Community of Resistance

Nancy Bouldin, Lynda Majors, and Donna Pitt have fought the Mountain Valley Pipeline since 2014, uniting in a coalition that spans multiple states.

Nancy Bouldin, Lynda Majors, and Donna Pitt have fought the Mountain Valley Pipeline since 2014, uniting in a coalition that spans multiple states.

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Relay Runners Followed Path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Three women ran the 415-mile route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline over the course of 10 days to protest the project and connect with residents along the pipeline’s path.

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Upcoming Webinar: Environmental Justice on Western Indigenous Land

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The Alliance for Appalachia is hosting a webinar on April 13 to bring solidarity and support to Hopi and Diné people who are facing similar mine reclamation issues in the West.

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Future is Uncertain for Trump-era Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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Under the prior administration’s reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, companies would not be fined for incidental bird killings that result from events such as oil spills. The Biden administration has blocked the change from going into effect while it seeks more public comment.

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To Stop an American Extinction Crisis, the Southeast Must Pivot Away From Fossil Fuels

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One of the worst chapters of the global extinction crisis is playing out in America’s Southeast, a region that rivals the rainforests with its staggering array of aquatic biodiversity.

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The End of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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Duke Energy and Dominion Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to ever-increasing costs and legal battles — and similar hurdles remain for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

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A Just Transition for Coal Communities

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Stakeholders from across the country are collaborating on a path to a better economy for coal-impacted regions.

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