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Monitoring air quality across Appalachia

Power plant pollution

After a decade of focusing on water pollution from coal mining, Appalachian Voices’ coal impacts team is embarking on an ambitious project to monitor air pollution in communities impacted by coal mining and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and in other communities where air quality is an environmental justice concern.

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Appalachian Voices receives EPA grant for community air monitoring project

An example of a compressor station like the one proposed for the Mountain Valley Pipeline route

Appalachian Voices has received $118,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund the Upper South and Appalachia Citizen Air Monitoring Project.

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Report: Replacing Cumberland Fossil Plant with energy efficiency and renewables would have much higher jobs outcomes

Kingston Fossil Plant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2022 CONTACT Dan Radmacher, (540) 798-6683), dan@appvoices.org Knoxville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Valley Authority could create thousands of jobs for the region if it implemented a mix of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to

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Statement on Justice40 Announcement

Today, the Biden Administration announced the first list of federal programs that are part of its Justice40 initiative, representing more than 200 programs and billions of dollars in federal spending.

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Water Contamination in Paden City, W.Va.

Residents of Paden City, W.Va., have dealt with chemical water pollution since at least March 2019.

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State Environmental Agencies See Cuts to Funding, Staffing

A recent report shows that the federal government and 30 states reduced funding for environmental agencies from 2008 to 2018.

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Chattanooga Creek Delisted from EPA Superfund List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed the Chattanooga Creek from its Superfund list in October.

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Regional Coal Ash News: Toxic Cleanup, Legal Woes and EPA Changes

Over two dozen workers who helped clean up the December 2008 TVA coal ash disaster have died, and surviving workers and family members are suing. Duke Energy faces legal trouble for withholding dam safety information. The EPA is being challenged for retracting a 30-day public comment extension on coal ash guidelines.

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Coal Plant Waste Standards Put on Hold by EPA and Other Shorts

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has stalled regulations that would prevent water pollution from coal power plants, a new study finds a link between natural gas fracking and increased infant mortality, and new drilling activities for the Rover Pipeline were put on hold after a massive spill into Ohio wetlands.

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Clean Power Plan Court Case Delayed Until September

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has postponed hearing challenges to the federal Clean Power Plan until September. This plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

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