Environmental Southeast

WV MetroNews – Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines gain federal approval

Federal regulators have approved two major natural gas pipelines that would start in West Virginia and supply the eastern seaboard.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved both the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline on Friday evening. Source: WV MetroNews – Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines gain federal approval

Southeast

USET meeting opens in Cherokee | The Cherokee One Feather

Leaders of over 20 federally-recognized tribes gathered in Cherokee this week to discuss numerous issues affecting Indian Country.  The USET (United South and Eastern Tribes) Sovereignty Protection Fund Annual Meeting kicked off on the morning of Monday, Oct. 9 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Event Center. “We’re really grateful to have this opportunity to be here,” […]

Environmental Southeast

Duke Energy Wants to Build a $5 Billion Pipeline Through Eastern North Carolina. They’ll Have to Go Through Marvin Winstead First. | News Feature | Indy Week

“There’s no question that, if you look into it, Native American communities are disproportionately impacted,” Winstead says. “These companies are driven by greed. To me, they’re traitors to society. They’re compromising our safety, our health, and they are harming the air that you breathe.” Source: Duke Energy Wants to Build a $5 Billion Pipeline Through […]

Environmental Southeast

Contrary To Original Plan, Atlantic Coast Pipeline May Extend Beyond North Carolina | WUNC

When Dominion Energy applied for approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the publicly-unveiled plan indicated that the natural gas line would end in the middle of a field in Robeson County, North Carolina. But according to a new Associated Press report, developers are considering extending the pipeline through […]

National Southeast Uncategorized

Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Asheville

The proclamation states Asheville was built on the homelands and villages of native people who lived here before the Americas were settled. Sage Dunston, and other members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, came for Tuesday night’s vote. Source: Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Asheville