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Virginia Groups Take Legal Action Over Federal Agency For Refusing To Allow Citizen Inspection of Coal Min

RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit appealing an Interior Board of Land Appeals’ determination that upheld refusals by both the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the … Continue reading

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Community Groups Settlement Forces A&G Coal Company to Treat Pollution Discharges Agreement addresses several pollution sources and advances community project

WISE COUNTY, VA – Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, Sierra Club and Appalachian Voices today lodged a consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia resolving their 2014 Clean Water Act enforcement suit against Penn Virginia … Continue reading

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SAMS Election 2016

Its that time of year again! Reminder. The annual election for the SAMS board of directors will be March 15th. Nominations for the SAMS board are now open, and will close at the SAMS February membership meeting (Feb 16). If … Continue reading

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Wise County Board of Supervisors join growing list of localities supporting POWER+ Plan

The Wise County Virginia Board of Supervisors joined a growing number of Appalachian communities voicing support for the White House’s POWER+ Plan at its regular August meeting this evening. The Board unanimously approved a resolution supporting the federal budget proposal, … Continue reading

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