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West Virginians Divided Over Gas Pipeline Despite Manchin's Support

"The Mountain Valley Pipeline exists as a 303-mile-long chain with hundreds of missing links. Without all of its federal permits, the natural gas project cannot cross Jefferson National Forest or many of the streams and wetlands in its proposed path from West Virginia to North Carolina."

Source: NPR, 09/08/2022

Methane and Climate Change Toolbox

Levels of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, have doubled in the past 150 years due to human activity, particularly from fossil fuels and extensive farming. As part of an ongoing Society of Environmental Journalists special project focused on covering climate solutions, check out a methane resource toolbox and stay tuned for a methane reporting tipsheet in the coming weeks. Plus, watch the recording of an SEJ virtual webinar, Covering Climate Solutions: Containing and Monitoring Methane.

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Following Nature on a Transformative Journey Away From the Mean Streets of D.C.

As a young man, Rodney Stotts knew plenty about drugs, guns and poverty and little about the other kinds of wildlife in his hometown. A chance offer of a job cleaning up Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia River set him on the path to becoming a master falconer — despite racist resistance — and a mentor to others who share his inner-city roots. BookShelf’s Jennifer Weeks reviews Stotts’ memoir, “Bird Brother.”

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"Appalachian Voices Sues State Over Release Of Carbon Market Document"

"Nonprofit Appalachian Voices is suing Virginia to force the release of a document that allegedly contains an opinion from the attorney general’s office that Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin cannot pull the state out of a regional carbon market."

Source: Virginia Mercury, 08/05/2022
July 26, 2022

One-Day Law School for Journalists: Learn Everything You Need to Know to Cover the Courts

This annual Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts event will be held virtually on July 26, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET. The program is designed to support journalists who face the challenge of covering the courts without a law degree.

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