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


Gov. Youngkin’s attempt to repeal RGGI administratively violates the law

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 | Posted by Jen Lawhorne | 1 Comment

At the heart of Youngkin’s effort is the question: Is the governor allowed to do this? The answer is no, and Appalachian Voices, along with a number of our partner organizations represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, are going to court to enforce the law. [ Read More ]

Boone residents and students celebrate a win in the fight for solar energy!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 | Posted by Jen Lawhorne | No Comments

The community of Boone, North Carolina, celebrated a small victory when the local utility, New River Light and Power, announced in March it would rescind its proposed annual $99 fee for solar customers! [ Read More ]

Can’t stop, won’t stop! Fighting to protect you and the environment at Virginia’s General Assembly

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 | Posted by Jen Lawhorne | No Comments

Virginia’s 2022 General Assembly gaveled in on January 12 for two months of legislative wrangling in the crowded halls of the state capitol! We expect to play defense on protecting pivotal laws that tackle the climate crisis, while pushing for progress in key areas. Don't sit this one out — we need all Virginia hands on deck! [ Read More ]



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