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Calling All Water Warriors! ACT NOW

Thursday, the House Energy committee took up HB 2811, a bill that would further weaken the protections of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (ASTA) by exempting more than two-thirds of the chemical storage tanks...

Group: vital information missing from pipeline permits

  By Daniel Tyson; Register Herald Reporter LOWELL — Opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline was fierce Tuesday night as about 50 people gathered in this Summers County community, claiming the proposed pipeline would...

Will Pipelines Destroy Our Thru-Hikes?

By: Eric Killelea In Virginia, where the Appalachian National Scenic Trail is crossed by more black bears and wild boars than humans, where the trail runs through hardwood forest, dark rhododendron thickets, and mountain...

FERC keeps Obama guidance alive in manual for gas projects

Hannah Northey, E&E News reporter While President Trump has vowed to dismantle his predecessor’s climate legacy, federal energy regulators rolled out a guidance this week calling for developers of natural gas pipelines to assess...

More WV water pollution

By Ken Ward Charleston Gazette A bill that would allow more pollution to be discharged into West Virginia’s rivers and streams was approved Wednesday afternoon by the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee, giving industry...

Tracking Water Policy

West Virginia Rivers Coalition This week we expect to see a bill introduced that would rollback portions of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (ASTA). Members of both the WV House and Senate have publicly...

Environmental restoration creates jobs

By Evan Hansen and Jennifer Newland With West Virginia’s budget deficit in the hundreds of millions of dollars each year and jobs so scarce, new economic development approaches are needed. A strategic partnership between...

Pipeline companies to survey without permission?

Senator Blair Introduces Bill That Would Allow Pipeline Companies to Survey Without Permission of Landowner   Mountaineer Gas wants to send its pipeline right through David Kerns’ family farm in Morgan County just east...