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  • Groups Challenge Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Approval of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

      Washington, DC — Today, the Sierra Club, Lancaster Against Pipelines, Lebanon Pipeline Awareness, Allegheny Defense Project, Clean Air Council, Concerned Citizens of Lebanon County, and Heartwood filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC)

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  • This Land: Trump’s Budget Would Hit His Appalachian Voters Hard

    Voters in Appalachia gave Donald Trump a lot of love on Election Day, providing some of his widest margins in the nation. But, like most malignant narcissists, Trump appears incapable of returning that love with anything but loathing and disdain. Sure, he made smooth promises during the campaign and even

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  • This Land: Republican Health Care Plan Would Be Devastating To Appalachia

    The Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare looked like a disaster the moment it was introduced, but now that the Congressional Budget Office has released its study of the bill’s impact and its architects have had more time to attempt to defend it, I think it’s safe to say

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  • This Land: Capito Due Some Credit For Trying To Keep Medicaid Expansion Coverage

      Republicans have been trying to undo Obamacare since before the bill even became law when President Barrack Obama signed it on March 23, 2010. House Republicans passed literally dozens of bills to repeal it. They fought it in the courts. They insisted, repeatedly, that Obamacare was a disaster and

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  • This Land: There are many reasons to oppose natural gas pipelines

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has rightly lauded decisions by two West Coast breweries to build East Coast facilities in Virginia. But he doesn’t seem to truly understand why Virginia — and specifically the Roanoke area — appealed to those executives. One of the coolest things about living in Roanoke —

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  • This Land: Why Everyone Should Be Afraid Of Steve Bannon’s White House Ascent

    The resignation of Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn Monday night is the latest sign of turmoil and incompetence from the White House. His resignation apparently became inevitable after The Washington Post reported that, despite his denials and the denials of Vice President Mike Pence, Flynn had indeed discussed

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  • Court: WV’s Refusal to Comply With Clean Water Act Triggers EPA’s Duty to Step In

    Today a federal judge ordered EPA to act within 30 days in light of the failure by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“WVDEP”) to comply with the Clean Water Act.  In a case brought by Appalachian Mountain Advocates on behalf of the Sierra Club, the Ohio Valley Environmental

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  • Groups ask for Atlantic Sunrise pipeline approval to be taken back, cite lack of need

    Appalachian Mountain Advocates has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to rescind its approval of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, a 198-mile pipeline that would help transport fracked gas from Pennsylvania. The groups have argued that FERC rushed into a decision before the pipeline builder provided the agency with the critical environmental

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  • Students File Lawsuit Against George Mason University for Donor Records

    Appalmad and Transparent GMU Seeks to Make GMU Foundation Comply with Freedom of Information Act Fairfax, VA – This morning, George Mason University students filed a lawsuit against both George Mason University and the George Mason University Foundation in hopes of obtaining grant and gift agreements between private donors and

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  • Legal Challenge to ACP Compressor Station in Buckingham County

    Late last week Appalachian Mountain Advocates filed a legal challenge to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Special Use Permit for a compressor station in Buckingham County. The county’s Board of Supervisors voted in January to grant the controversial permit after a five-hour public meeting filled with locals opposing the project. The compressor

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