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Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in West Virginia v. EPA

Under TVA's plan, smokestacks at the Cumberland Fossil Plant would continue to spew pollution into the air.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2022 CONTACT: Molly Moore, Director of Program Communications,, (847) 401-3633 Appalachian Voices Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in West Virginia v. EPA “The Clean Air Act is a common-sense, bipartisan law intended to protect our


Duke Energy’s fossil-focused Carbon Plan misses 2030 targets

Duke’s draft Carbon Plan is far too dependent on polluting resources and misses the opportunity to lower costs for customers with rooftop solar, battery storage and energy efficiency.


Virginia Legislature Passes Clean Economy Act

The Clean Economy Act would require Virginia to transition to 100 percent renewable energy and emit no carbon from the power sector by 2050.


Virginia Takes Lead in Efforts to Reduce Carbon

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to begin developing a plan to reduce the carbon emissions from the state’s electricity sector.


Fostering Climate Resilience

As climate change begins to impact Appalachia, scientists and community activists look for ways to study and adapt to the changes.


Gov. McAuliffe Forms Working Group to Cut Carbon Emissions

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe issued executive order directing state officials to form a working group to recommend ways to reduce carbon pollution across the state.


Clean Power Plan Court Case Delayed Until September

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has postponed hearing challenges to the federal Clean Power Plan until September. This plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.


Clean Power Plan Clears Legal Hurdle

Challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan are now going through the legal system.


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