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Updates from Appalachia


Chatham residents and others to speak against Lambert Compressor Station at air board hearing

On Friday, Virginia’s Air Pollution Control Board will rule on Mountain Valley Pipeline’s hotly contested plan to place a polluting compressor station in a majority Black district already burdened with air pollution from two other compressors.

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Cleaning up mines owned by Gov. Justice and his family would create hundreds of jobs

There is enough outstanding reclamation liability on coal mines owned by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and/or his adult children to employ 220 to 460 workers for five years, according to our report. Nearly 34,000 acres of Justice-family mines across five states are in need of some degree of environmental cleanup.

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NC’s bad ratepayer bill passed into law

Despite immense pressure from advocates and ratepayers, NC Gov. Roy Cooper signed HB 951, Duke Energy’s handwritten legislation that will drastically raise rates on families and small businesses, into law.

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“The Energizer”

Appalachian Voices recently nominated our partner Jason Carney for the Click & Pledge Foundation “Undercover Hero” video award.

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workers cleaning up mine site

Historic investments in Abandoned Mine Land Program a win for coal-impacted communities

Congress has passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes the reauthorization of the Abandoned Mine Land Program and the largest-ever investment in abandoned coal mine cleanup! Now they must pass the Build Back Better Act to invest in workers, families and clean energy.

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