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Trump administration environmental order could further silence vulnerable communities

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Today the Trump administration said it will issue an executive order directing federal agencies to bypass a longstanding bedrock environmental law that protects communities Read More »

Decision to Log Forest Ignores Public Input and Science, Threatens Trout Streams

ASHEVILLE, N.C.—In a decision announced Friday, the Forest Service committed to charging ahead with irresponsible plans to log in the headwaters of the Nantahala River and Buck Creek Read More »

Virtual Meeting on Proposed Okefenokee Swamp Mine Draws More Questions Than Answers

Atlanta, GA—Today the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a virtual public meeting concerning Twin Pines’ new application for the first phase of a 12,000-acre proposed mine on the southeastern edge of the Okefenokee Swamp. Read More »

FAA Requires Spaceport Camden Proponents to Restart Environmental Review

Atlanta, GA—Today the Federal Aviation Administration announced it will require Camden County to complete a revised Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Spaceport Camden. Read More »

Dominion plan undermines Virginia’s new Clean Economy Act

Dominion Energy’s recently released Integrated Resource Plan, lays out a plan that remains fossil fuel-intensive and will produce 10 million tons of carbon pollution in 2045, at a time when new Virginia law requires the utility to be at zero emission Read More »

Conservation Groups Challenge EPA’s Gutting of Clean Water Protections in Federal Court

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Conservation groups today challenged in federal court the administration’s effort to gut clean water protections from wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans Read More »

D.C. Circuit Hears Challenge to Unjust FERC Practice Used to Advance Construction of Unnecessary Atlantic Coast Pipeline

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard a challenge to FERC "tolling orders" that prevents landowners and communities from challenging FERC’s decisions in court before energy infrastructure projects get under way- including the ACP. Read More »

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