Mom’s Clean Air Force is Working on CLIMATE CHANGE in West Virginia

January 17, 2021

New West Virginia environmental coalition publishes ‘A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change’ From an Article in MY BUCKHANNON, December 26, 2020 BUCKHANNON – A West Virginia field organizer for the Mom’s Clean Air Force recently shared information about a new alliance that has formed around climate action in West Virginia. Leah Barbor said the West [...]

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Experienced Environmental Experts Selected by President-elect Biden

January 16, 2021

Biden swells the ranks of his White House climate team — New hires reflect a sweeping approach, include former top Democratic officials and environmental justice advocates From an Article by Dino Grandoni and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, January 15, 2021 President-elect Joe Biden added more than a half-dozen climate staffers to his White House team [...]

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Energy Justice is Overdue Along With Climate Change Reponses

January 15, 2021

Justice First: How to Make the Clean Energy Transition Equitable From an Article by Tara Lohan, The Revelator, January 11, 2021 Shalanda Baker is currently a professor of law, public policy and urban affairs at Northeastern University and cofounder of the Initiative for Energy Justice, where she works on making the clean energy transition more [...]

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Protection of Delaware River Watershed Contested in Pennsylvania

January 14, 2021

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sue over Delaware River drilling ban From an Article by Michael Rubinkam / Associated Press, StateImpact Penna., January 12, 2021 (Harrisburg) — Two Republicans claim the Delaware River Basin Commission overstepped its authority and usurped the Legislature with its moratorium on natural gas development. Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania are seeking to [...]

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Coal Mining Continues to Pollute the Water in Appalachia

January 13, 2021

A toxic water crisis in America’s coal country From a News Report by Gareth Evans, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), February 11, 2019 [Wyoming County, WV] In the shadow of some of America’s most controversial coal mines, where companies use huge amounts of explosives to blow the tops off mountains, isolated communities say their water has [...]

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Standing Up for Appalachia — Holding Water in West Virginia

January 12, 2021

Holding Water in WV: A Community Discussion on January 13, 2021 Announcement from the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) This is the first session of a five-part discussion series, “Standing Up for Appalachia: Dialogue for a Positive Change,” hosted by West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light. It is funded with grant support from the West [...]

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WV New River Gorge Now Protected as a National Park

January 11, 2021

America’s Newest National Park Is Also the First in West Virginia From an Article by Olivia Rosane,, January 7, 2021 The U.S. is beginning the new year with a new national park. The nation’s 63rd national park is also the first to be designated as such in the state of West Virginia. New River [...]

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Opposition Continues to LNG Transport thru Philadelphia and on the Delaware River & Bay

January 10, 2021

The fight against the Gibbstown, New Jersey, LNG export terminal Update from the FracTracker Alliance, January 4, 2021 After the Delaware Riverkeeper Network again appealed the controversial construction of a second dock for liquified natural gas (LNG) export in Gibbstown, New Jersey, its construction was re-approved in a Delaware River Basin Commission meeting on December [...]

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EQT Acquisition of Chevron’s Natural Gas Assets in Appalachia

January 9, 2021

EQT’s Chevron Appalachia acquisition one of biggest shale deals of 4Q From an Article by Paul J. Gough, Pittsburgh Business Journal, January 6, 2021 EQT Corp.’s $735 million acquisition of Chevron Corp.’s Appalachian assets was one of the five biggest deals in the oil and natural gas industry in the fourth quarter of 2020, according [...]

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The Upcoming 2021 Legislative Session in Virginia Should be Productive (Part 3)

January 8, 2021

An early look at climate and energy bills in the 2021 Virginia Legislative Session From an Essay by Ivy Main, Power for the People VA, January 5, 2021 — BILLS for 2021 VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY (continued) — § – Transportation and climate What RGGI does for the electric sector, the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) is [...]

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