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Appalachian groups and impacted communities unveil flood resilience policy priorities

An aerial photo shows muddy water overflowing the banks of a river and flooding a town in a Kentucky valley.

ReImagine Appalachia, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center and the National Wildlife Federation were joined by local elected officials and advocates today to detail a four-pillar flood resilience policy roadmap for Appalachia. Nearly forty groups have endorsed the platform.


Lawmakers miss opportunity to protect climate compact, invest in vulnerable communities

According to news reports, members of the budget conference committee failed to include language in the new budget insisting that the Commonwealth remain a part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.


Pennington Gap, Va., wins grant to help protect against future flooding

The town of Pennington Gap, Virginia, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Community Flood Preparedness Fund.


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