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Kentucky Legal Action Update

Last Thursday there was a hearing to decide if we would be allowed to intervene in the interest of clean water in a legal case between the state of Kentucky and ICG and Frasure Creek Mining. The Appalachian Water Watch


Breaking News: Kentucky refuses to post the full record against ICG and Frasure Creek

On Dec 17, 2010, Judge Shepherd ordered the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet to post the proposed consent judgments with ICG and Frasure Creek to its website and provide for a 30 day public comment period. When the Appalachia Water


Operation Medicine Cabinet-Drug Take Back Day Oct. 2

Do you have outdated or unused prescription drugs, over the counter medications, syringes or other medical supplies? Come drop them off at the sponsored take-back centers in Ashe and Watauga Counties on three different days this October. Any prescription or


Click Click Snap Away Photographers!

Snap away photographers! The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is underway and it’s perfect weather for walking, hiking, biking and poking around the outside world with your camera. As you wander around with your camera during the upcoming months, pay special


What’s the Buzz About Honey Bees?

By Maureen Halsema Empty hives around the globe have alerted beekeepers and scientists to a crisis: honey bees are disappearing, and no one knows exactly why. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), honey bees are essential for


Lawsuit Puts Bat Concerns on Wind Industry’s Radar

By Marsha W. Johnston Developers say the future for wind energy in Appalachia remains bright despite a federal court decision that has imposed requirements under the Endangered Species Act. In 2009, the Animal Welfare Institute sued to stop a project


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