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Virginia: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Resistance at Three Sisters Camp

     by Three Sisters Resistance Camp Greetings, from so-called Virginia. The unholy and hated corporate leviathan known as Dominion Energy has begun felling trees for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a project poised to cross hundreds of rivers and streams and bore underneath the Appalachian Trail. Dominion’s ACP (along with EQT’s Mountain Valley Pipeline) disproportionately … Continue reading Virginia: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Resistance at Three Sisters Camp

Residents shut down Alpha headquarters with support from Mountain Justice

By Mountain Justice Three residents of Central Appalachia and supporters with Mountain Justice chained themselves to an industrial tank of black water in front of Alpha Natural Resources’ Bristol, Va., headquarters to protest Alpha’s mountaintop removal strip mining and coal slurry operations across the region. “I’m risking arrest today because mountaintop removal has to end … Continue reading Residents shut down Alpha headquarters with support from Mountain Justice

226 million pounds of toxic chemicals dumped in US rivers in 2010

By Environment America Five states—Indiana, Virginia, Nebraska, Texas, and Georgia—account for forty percent of the total amount of toxic discharges to U.S. waterways in 2010, according to a new report released today by Environment America. Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also reports that 226 million … Continue reading 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals dumped in US rivers in 2010

Nuclear plants in United States experienced fifteen “near-misses” in 2011

By Environment News Service The Union of Concerned Scientists has documented 15 “near-misses” at 13 U.S. nuclear plants during 2011 and evaluates the response of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to each event in a report released today. The second in an annual series of reports, “The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2011 Report: Living … Continue reading Nuclear plants in United States experienced fifteen “near-misses” in 2011