The Front Porch Blog, with Updates from AppalachiaThe Front Porch Blog, with Updates from Appalachia


Even as 2022 Virginia General Assembly wraps up, threats of environmental rollbacks continue

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

With the signing of the budget, the Virginia General Assembly wrapped up a session filled with challenges and disappointments. [ Read More ]

It’s a wrap! A rundown of the 2021 Virginia General Assembly

Monday, March 15th, 2021 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

We and our allies fought hard for the health and well-being of communities and the environment, and we're grateful for the emails and calls you delivered to the legislature to support these efforts. [ Read More ]

The Supreme Court rules, but ACP fight far from over

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline still lacks more than half a dozen key permits and faces fierce policy and economic headwinds. The fight to stop it is far from over. [ Read More ]

Va governor signs pipeline bill that protects consumers

Friday, April 24th, 2020 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

A new law in Virginia protects electricity customers from paying for unnecessary natural gas pipelines; it could have impact on the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline. [ Read More ]

Finally, Virginia lawmakers heed public’s call for clean energy

Friday, March 20th, 2020 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

After years of advocacy by Appalachian Voices and many others, the Virginia legislature 2020 session produced bold measures that will move us toward a cleaner, more equitable energy economy -- but there is work left to do. [ Read More ]

The change in Richmond can bring change statewide

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

Advocates for clean energy, environmental justice and fair electricity pricing are leveraging the shift in political power in Richmond to advance their missions. Here's some of the bills Appalachian Voices is working on this session. [ Read More ]

Bringing energy democracy to Virginia

Monday, November 4th, 2019 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

A series of presentations and workshops on energy democracy is beginning in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read more about three events we're holding in November — we hope to see you there! [ Read More ]

A watershed moment in Virginia’s energy politics

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

A groundswell of citizen pressure and efforts by Appalachian Voices and other groups on Dominion's rate bill disrupted "business as usual" in this year's Virginia General Assembly. [ Read More ]

Heading into the final stretch on Va. electric rate bill

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 | Posted by Peter Anderson | 1 Comment

The Virginia General Assembly will cast final votes on Dominion Energy's rate overhaul this coming week, but enormous problems with the bill remain. CALL YOUR LEGISLATOR TODAY! [ Read More ]

Governor McAuliffe announces cap on carbon pollution in Virginia

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

In the face of a federal administration bent on rolling back key environmental protections and ignoring climate science, Governor McAuliffe took bold action Tuesday to limit greenhouse gas pollution in Virginia. [ Read More ]

Cutting carbon pollution in Virginia: Governor McAuliffe should finish what he started

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

In his final year in office, Governor McAuliffe can cement a powerful legacy on climate and the economy by leading the way on environmental protection and climate action. [ Read More ]

FERC’s pipeline review process is broken

Monday, February 20th, 2017 | Posted by Peter Anderson | No Comments

It’s no secret: oil and gas pipelines have captured the nation’s attention, not to mention the new administration’s. But new research is refuting the industry's pro-pipeline arguments and even a former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is calling for greater scrutiny of proposed natural gas infrastructure projects. [ Read More ]



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