Front Porch Blog

Updates from Appalachia


Home Energy Makeover Contest winner announced

When Amy found her small cabin, it felt like home instantly. There was just one problem — in the winter it was bitterly cold despite all of her expensive efforts to heat it.

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Virginians urge regulators to reject “blanket” federal permit for pipelines

The State Water Control Board received more than 13,000 public comments concerning a “blanket” federal permit granted to the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.

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Court suspends Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in W.Va.

In a landmark victory on June 21, the Virginia Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay for a permit the Mountain Valley Pipeline needs to build across West Virginia waterways.

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Energy Savings team block party

Last Saturday the Energy Savings team met with community members in West Jefferson to discuss clean energy and gather comments for the upcoming Blue Ridge Energy annual membership meeting.

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Abandoned coal relics cleaned up with settlement funds

The sites of two abandoned coal tipples in Southwest Virginia were recently reclaimed thanks to settlement funds resulting from a water pollution lawsuit.

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