Further natural gas extraction in Appalachia is unlikely to be profitable as the US energy system undergoes rapid decarbonization, according to a report from the Ohio River Valley Institute (ORVI), an independent think tank located in Johnstown, PA.
Virginia’s two U.S. Senators, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, have written Richard Glick, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to express concerns they have heard from constituents about confusion on recent filings with the agency by Mountain Valley Pipeline,
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed into law a bill that would direct a study of gold mining in the Commonwealth. The issue arose last year when ABRA member Friends of Buckingham became aware that a Canadian mining company was considering the establishment of an open pit mine in Buckingham County to access a gold seam that extends all the way to Northern Virginia.
The White House announced March 29 the membership of the new Council on Environmental Quality’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Among the 26 appointees is Tom Corman, Executive Director of Appalachian Voices, an ABRA member. The Council will provide advice and recommendations to the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality and the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council on how to address current and historic environmental injustices.
- – The Roanoke Times – 3/29/21
- – Daily News-Herald – 3/26/21
- – Virginia Mercury – 3/25/21
- – The Roanoke Times – 3/27/21
- – E&E Energywire – 3/25/21
- – Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – 3/23/21