The Front Porch Blog, with Updates from AppalachiaThe Front Porch Blog, with Updates from Appalachia

Current mine clean-up laws aren’t meeting the challenge of the situation

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 | Posted by Dan Radmacher | No Comments

The system to ensure that surface mines get cleaned up and restored is under intense strain as the coal industry declines, leading to dangerous conditions at many mines and putting taxpayers at risk of having to foot the bill eventually. [ Read More ]


The road to stopping MVP: Spring 2022 update

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 | Posted by Jessica Sims | 1 Comment

The fight against MVP continues with a coalition committed to ending this dangerous and unnecessary project. [ Read More ]


Boone residents and students celebrate a win in the fight for solar energy!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 | Posted by Jen Lawhorne | No Comments

The community of Boone, North Carolina, celebrated a small victory when the local utility, New River Light and Power, announced in March it would rescind its proposed annual $99 fee for solar customers! [ Read More ]


Groups urge Biden and Congress to ensure climate action helps coal-impacted communities

Monday, April 25th, 2022 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments

Congress is working on a clean-energy package. Groups across Appalachia want to make sure these investments benefit communities long hurt by coal and power plant pollution improve their economic fortunes. [ Read More ]


Program seeking to link work on abandoned mine land with economic development could be improved

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments

The Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition has put out a list of 10 recommendations to improve the Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Grant Program so this money is more equitably distributed and focused on transformative projects for coal-impacted communities. [ Read More ]


Pushing for transparency and equitable outcomes in North Carolina’s Carbon Plan

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 | Posted by Josh McClenney | No Comments

Duke Energy's approach to the carbon reduction plan is long on fossil fuels and short on concern for public input and affordability. [ Read More ]


The Mountain Valley Pipeline is far from inevitable

Thursday, March 17th, 2022 | Posted by The Appalachian Voice | No Comments

MVP backers and supporters like to say the pipeline is 90% complete. That just isn't true — and many hurdles stand in the way of this dangerous pipeline. Find out more in this blog post from us and our partners Sierra Club and the POWHR Coalition. [ Read More ]


Webinar series to explore coal impacts and just transition issues

Thursday, March 17th, 2022 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments

Appalachian Voices is working with our partners in the RECLAIM Coalition to put on a series of educational webinars this spring that will take an in-depth look at a number of issues related to coal mine cleanup and economic transition in coal-impacted communities. [ Read More ]


Getting federal dollars to the communities that need them most

Monday, March 7th, 2022 | Posted by Chelsea Barnes | No Comments

An early version of a new mapping tool from the Biden administration highlights communities facing climate and environmental justice challenges. This tool will help determine how federal dollars are spent, so we need you to help make sure that the map is correct! [ Read More ]


Congress: Now is the moment to clean up acid mine drainage

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 | Posted by Guest Contributor | No Comments

Congress can clean up orange water by removing red tape. Join the efforts of community leaders across the country and tell Congress to let states use their infrastructure funding for acid mine drainage treatment! [ Read More ]


The ACP was canceled but we still lost our land

Monday, February 21st, 2022 | Posted by Guest Contributor | 1 Comment

A lot of irreparable harm can be inflicted during a fossil fuel pipeline fight. Just because a pipeline is eventually canceled, doesn’t stop it from bulldozing through precious land and water and exhausting community members to the bone as they fight for their lives. [ Read More ]




 

 


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