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…
Three universities in Appalachia were among 32 higher education institutions that were awarded grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for projects that include developing water pipes from recycled plastic and researching the air quality impact of exhaled carbon dioxide.
Regulators are installing air quality monitors in two Eastern Virginia communities that have been beset by coal dust from a Norfolk Southern railyard for years.
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…
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule allows utilities to dump coal ash into unlined pits through April 2021, and some companies may be able to do so for longer.
In recent months, federal regulators have weakened two national air pollution standards and opted not to upgrade a third.
Tennessee regulators, communities and grassroots groups have yet to resolve a dispute with federal agencies on how to handle hazardous waste at a superfund site in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
A dispute between federal agencies and Tennessee regulators over how to handle hazardous waste at a superfund site in Oak Ridge, Tenn.,
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to roll back pollution limits for coal-fired power plants pending public comment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed the Chattanooga Creek from its Superfund list in October.
A selection of energy news from around the Appalachian region.