Michael Sainato

Michael Sainato is a journalist based in Gainesville, Florida. Follow him on Twitter @Msainat1

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With the coal industry dying, public officials are promoting fracking and petrochemicals. Activists are working to demonstrate that the region’s real economic future is green. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Appalachians Against Pipelines

The protests, intended to slow down the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia, are now in their second year. Read more

Energy and the Environment