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Updates from Appalachia

Cover of the Solar Roadmap for Southwest Virginia

A roadmap to boosting solar in Southwest Virginia

Last week, the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia released an outline for bringing a just, sustainable energy economy to the coalfield region.

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More water pollution from the Kingston coal plant?

This week, Tennessee officials are reviewing the renewal of a water discharge permit for Kingston, Tenn. coal-fired power plant that spilled 1.1 billion gallons of coal ash in 2008 — but the new draft permit makes no improvements toward protecting public waters.

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Virginia Water Board to decide on fracked-gas pipelines

This week and next, the Virginia State Water Control Board will decide whether to allow pipeline companies to build the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. Show up to add your comment and show opposition to these senseless projects!

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People holding signs at the Sierra Club's Hearing for Healthy Communities

EPA holds lone hearing on Clean Power Plan repeal

By holding only one public hearing for the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, Scott Pruitt is once again working against the EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment.

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Neighbors angered by latest coal ash news about Duke Energy

The latest news over Duke Energy’s handling of the coal ash crisis in North Carolina has many impacted citizens worried – but perhaps not shocked at the utility’s ongoing duplicity on the issue.

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