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Little Publicized, Methane From Coal Mines Upends Lives of W.Va. Families

"In lawsuits targeting the coal operator Arch, residents contend that mining activity has disrupted their lives and emitted a gas that threatens their safety and the planet."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/06/2023
July 13, 2023

Webinar: What Federal Climate Action Means for the South

Learn how the Southern Environmental Law Center is seizing a historic opportunity to translate recent federal law and funding into real climate progress for the South and beyond. Hear from SELC President and Executive Director DJ Gerken and SELC climate leaders on how to capitalize on this national momentum. 12:30 p.m. ET.

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Both Sides Now — How Permitting Reform May Affect Fossil Fuel, Clean Energy Industries

It’s a political knot with the potential to tangle the fossil energy industry, the clean energy industry … or both. Environmental journalists looking to better report on the impacts of permitting reform can start with our latest Backgrounder, which explores the issue’s recent history and the competing visions that have stalled changes. There’s also the “backroom problem.” Plus, get a rundown of key actors.

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"Virginia Panel Votes To Exit Carbon Trading Market"

"A Virginia regulatory board on Wednesday voted to withdraw the state from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, fulfilling a directive from Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin but triggering the threat of legal action from environmental groups who say the board overstepped its authority."

Source: Washington Post, 06/08/2023

Climate Activists Crash Event Featuring Manchin, Chanting ‘Dirty Deal’

"Climate activists interrupted an event with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesday, shouting “dirty deal,” as he began discussing the Mountain Valley pipeline deal he secured in the recent debt-ceiling agreement."

Source: The Hill, 06/07/2023

"Biden Administration Approves Key Permit for West Virginia Gas Pipeline"

"The Biden administration has granted a crucial permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a project championed by Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, despite opposition from climate experts and environmental groups."

Source: NYTimes, 05/17/2023

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