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Tom Cormons named to new White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

The White House today named the 26 members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, a new body created to support the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to advance environmental justice nationwide by using all levers of the federal government. The

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Advocates call on Biden to stop TVA disconnections during pandemic

CONTACT: Bri Knisley, Appalachian Voices Tennessee Campaign Coordinator, 865-219-3225, brianna@appvoices.org Aisha Dukule, Press Officer, Friends of the Earth 202-893-3502, adukule@foe.org Knoxville, TN — Groups in Tennessee and across the country delivered more than 21,500 petition signatures to leaders in Washington

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Bills to ensure coal communities are part of America’s economic recovery introduced in Congress

CONTACT: Thom Kay, Legislative Director, thom.kay@appvoices.org, 864-580-1843 Cat McCue, Communications Strategist, cat@appvoices.org, 434-293-6373 Read our March 5 blog for more background. Washington, DC — As coal-impacted communities grapple with economic decline and public health risks made significantly worse by the

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Tennessee Valley Authority must commit to 100% clean energy, align with Biden climate goals

CONTACT: Gaby Sarri-Tobar, Center for Biological Diversity, 202-594-7271, gsarritobar@biologicaldiversity.org Daniel Tait, Energy Alabama, 256-812-1431, dtait@alcse.org Brianna Knisley, Appalachian Voices, 937-725-0645, brianna@appvoices.org KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The federally owned Tennessee Valley Authority must align its energy planning with President Biden’s recent executive

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A way forward for Appalachia

Our legislative director outlines a list of action items for the Biden administration — suspending utility shutoffs during the pandemic, strengthening oversight of the fossil fuel industry, and moving swiftly to support just economic transition in coal-impacted communities.

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Groups call on Biden administration to act swiftly on just transition

As all eyes turn toward economic relief proposals on the first full day of the Biden Administration, Appalachian Voices and 12 partner organizations working in coal-impacted communities from Navajo Nation to Appalachia are urging the new President to take several

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President-elect to tap NC’s Michael Regan for EPA

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce the selection of Michael Regan to head up the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Regan is currently Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, a position he has held since 2017. During

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