Front Porch Blog

Updates from Appalachia


A bigger prize for our N.C. home energy contest!

We’re increasing the amount of our grand prize for our High Country Home Energy Makeover Contest for even more impact.

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Small Alabama town struggles for environmental justice

Our friends down in Alabama, the Black Belt Citizens for Health and Justice, have hit a setback in their fight for environmental justice and could use support.

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A watershed moment in Virginia’s energy politics

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.

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EPA’s Pruitt leading a “war on America’s health”

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is on a roll — rolling back key health and environmental protections from toxic pollution from coal-burning fossil fuel plants.

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Six lives a day: Energy efficiency could result in tremendous public health benefits

A recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy highlights why energy efficiency should be a key part of the conversation about public health.

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