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Proposals to put new nuclear reactors near coal mine sites ignore geological hazards

In October 2022, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a goal of building a new nuclear reactor in Southwest Virginia within the next 10 years, setting off a flurry of excitement among local economic development officials and outrage among local residents who are concerned about the health and safety risks of nuclear power.

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In a moment of climate crisis, Dominion wants to move Virginia backwards

These developments support the Virginia-wide shift towards clean, renewable energy and Dominion Energy had seemingly embraced this transition, expanding its own solar and wind facilities. But, alarmingly Dominion is now trying to reverse course in Chesterfield and construct a new harmful methane gas “peaker” plant, mere miles from the old plant.

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Opposition to proposed Dominion gas plant grows ahead of public briefing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2023 CONTACT Jessica Sims, (804) 356-1228 jessica@appvoices.org Glen Besa, (804) 387-6001 glenbesa@gmail.com Chester, Va. — On Thursday, Nov. 16, advocates from Central Virginia will host a community gathering and press conference to highlight their opposition

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Dominion Energy’s lack of long-term planning remains clear as SCC proceedings conclude

Contact: Tasha Durrett, tdurrett@selcva.org, 434-977-4090 RICHMOND​,​ VA​.​ – After three days of testimony, proceedings at the State Corporation Commission to consider Dominion​ Energy​’s “Integrated Resource Plan” have concluded. The Commission will now determine, based on the evidence, whether Dominion’s long-term

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Parties reach agreement on offshore wind project with significant customer cost protections

CONTACT Tasha Durrett, SELC Communications Manager, (434) 977-4090, tdurrett@selcva.org Dan Radmacher, Media Specialist, (540) 798-6683), dan@appvoices.org CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Today the Office of the Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Counsel, Dominion Energy, Walmart, the Sierra Club and Appalachian Voices filed

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Even as 2022 Virginia General Assembly wraps up, threats of environmental rollbacks continue

Virginia Field Coordinator Jessica Sims observes a session of the House of Delegates. Photo by Jen Lawhorne

With the signing of the budget, the Virginia General Assembly wrapped up a session filled with challenges and disappointments.

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Utility disconnection protections: Let’s make it permanent

Shutting off electricity and other vital utilities of families who can’t afford their bills is unjust. During a pandemic, it’s barbaric. Appalachian Voices offers solutions.

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WV Cleanup of Illegally Dumped Mud Continues

stream filled with mud

In September, a Dominion Energy contractor illegally dumped mud across state lines in a West Virginia stream. Authorities continue to investigate and clean up the site.

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Virginia officials must begin planning for Wise County, other power plant closures

CONTACT: Chelsea Barnes, chelsea@appvoices.org, 614-205-6424 Cat McCue, cat@appvoices.org, 434-293-6373 Today, the Institute for Energy Economics and Analysis released a report shedding light on Dominion Energy’s costly coal-fired Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise Co, Va., and its likely early

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Energy democracy in Virginia: Utopia or a real possibility?

Energy democracy is taking shape in Virginia. Join our statewide workgroup and add your voice to the call for a clean, equitable energy system.

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