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The Tennessee Valley Faces Crossroads Between Methane Gas or Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s plan to transition away from coal has generated significant push-back from environmental and community groups because of its reliance on methane gas instead of renewable energy.

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FERC issues Notice of Application for 32-mile pipeline across Dickson, Houston and Stewart counties

Contact Bri Knisley – brianna@appvoices.org – (937) 725-0645 Press Advisory July 29, 2022 Dickson, TN – Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sent a notice announcing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s application to build a 32-mile fracked-gas pipeline that would cross

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Trusting the movement during a moment of loss

The end of negotiations to include clean energy and climate spending in the reconciliation plan is a harsh blow, but we will continue to fight for a better future for Appalachia, and for our planet.

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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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State Corporation Commission rejects Chickahominy Pipeline’s plan for 83-mile unregulated gas pipeline

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Today the Virginia State Corporation Commission rejected plans from Chickahominy Pipeline, LLC, to construct an unregulated gas pipeline 83 miles from Louisa County to a proposed gas-fired power plant in Charles City County, instead determining that the company is a public utility subject to Commission regulation. The Southern Environmental Law Center represented Concerned Citizens of Charles City County, Hanover Citizens Against A Pipeline, Appalachian Voices, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation in the case.

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Air Board denies key permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline, dealing critical blow to beleaguered fracked gas project

Contact Jessica Sims, jessica@appvoices.org Gabby Brown, gabby.brown@sierraclub.org Chatham, VA — Today, in a victory for environmental justice, the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board voted 6-1 to deny the air quality permit for the proposed Lambert Compressor Station. The station would

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Federal and State Agencies Consider New Water Permits for Controversial Pipelines

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Critics of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are calling on Virginia to deny a Clean Water Act certification for MVP. The pipeline’s proposed extension, MVP Southgate, faces several hurdles.

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National Academies of Sciences to study impacts of potential industrial gold mining in Virginia

CONTACT: Chad Oba, Friends of Buckingham, chado108@icloud.com, 434-806-6332 Jessica Sims, Appalachian Voices, jessica@appvoices.org, 804-356-1228 Stephanie Rinaldi, Friends of Buckingham, rinaldis10@gmail.com, 402-290-6149 Buckingham, VA – Groups from around the state expressed optimism today that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and

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It’s a wrap! A rundown of the 2021 Virginia General Assembly

We and our allies fought hard for the health and well-being of communities and the environment, and we’re grateful for the emails and calls you delivered to the legislature to support these efforts.

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Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Latest Challenges: Water-crossing Permits and Compressor Station Hearing

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The long-contested MVP faces new delays due to water-crossing permits. Bills that would give Virginia more authority to protect water quality from pipelines are advancing in the state legislature. As the commonwealth considers a compressor station for MVP Southgate, developers of the canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline begin the restoration process.

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