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Protecting our democracy in the face of violence means holding elected officials accountable

Every American and believer in democracy should be repulsed by the violent and seditious acts that occurred in the nation’s capital this week as the people’s elected representatives worked to finalize the lawful outcome of the presidential election.

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Trump administration rams through final Forest Service analysis of controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline

After almost 8,000 people called on the U.S. Forest Service this fall to prevent the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline from cutting through public land in Virginia, the agency today issued a final report supporting changes to its own environmental standards

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Clean Water, Not Pipelines!

Help stop the Trump administration’s efforts to rubber-stamp new pipelines by weakening state water quality authority!

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Trump administration backs down on closing job centers

The Trump administration opted not to close down nine job centers that serve rural areas, including four in Appalachia, after widespread public backlash.

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Pipeline Legal Disputes Escalate

Pipeline protestor holds sign that says, "What will the state do? How much is enough power and profit? We are watching you."

As residents in the path of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines call for investigation of potentially toxic pipeline coatings, federal and state officials loosen permitting regulations.

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Appalachian citizens react to Trump administration proposal to close job-training centers

CONTACTS: Adam Wells, Regional Director of Community and Economic Development, adam@appvoices.org, 276-807-8269 Cat McCue, Communications Director, cat@appvoices.org, 434-293-6373 The Department of Labor today published notice in the Federal Register regarding proposed closure of nine federal job-training centers around the country.

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Power Play: Countering Electric Utilities’ Political Influence

corporate state political donors map

Public interest groups are building political will to counter electric utilities’ influence in state governments.

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Political Energy and Energy Democracy

Appalachian Voices Executive Director Tom Cormons discusses why we need an energy system that works in the best interest of everyday citizens in order to protect our natural areas and our communities.

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Appalachian solar jobs on the line in Trump’s Suniva decision

Guest blogger Kyle Pennell of PowerScout takes a look at President Trump’s upcoming January 26 ruling regarding tariffs on solar panel imports and the potential impact his decision could have either way.

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Appalachian Voices marches for science

Despite chilly winds and rain, Appalachian Voices’ staff members and volunteers spanned out across the region last weekend to “March for Science” with thousands of others in D.C., Charlottesville and Asheville.

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