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Federal fund for black lung healthcare in danger

Our elected representatives need to step up and make sure coal companies pay their fair share toward healthcare for coal miners with black lung disease.

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PVEC member voices need to be heard on Sept. 15

Powell Valley Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting is coming up — and now, more than ever, member voices need to be heard.

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Al Gore, Rev. Barber tour coal-impacted communities in N.C.

The former vice president joined with the Poor People’s Campaign and others on a two-day tour to highlight the link between environmental injustice and poverty.

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FERC halts construction of Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines

In the span of two weeks, federal court rulings exposed major flaws in the permits for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline, bringing construction to a halt.

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New map shows more acreage disturbed per ton of coal mined now than 30 years ago

Researchers from SkyTruth, Duke University, and Appalachian Voices recently released the first-ever peer-reviewed study of the year-by-year footprint of surface coal mining, including mountaintop removal mining, in Central Appalachia, and the results are sobering.

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