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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...

Largest glacier calving ever filmed: Video

Even though American photographer James Balog specializes in nature photography, for a long time, he didn’t believe in climate change. In fact, for nearly 20 years, he taunted scientists about global warming. “I didn’t...

Pennsylvania confirms first fracking-related earthquakes

By Reid Frazier 2.18.17 The Allegheny Front Pennsylvania officials say they’ve confirmed the state’s first fracking-related earthquakes took place last year in Lawrence County, northwest of Pittsburgh. As a result, the Department of Environmental...

Zombie Bills? Bad bills could be back in 2017

The following is a summary of various bad bills that were working their way through the Legislature during the 2016 session. Fortunately all of these proposals were either soundly defeated or stalled a different...

Drinking water from an abandoned mine? Really.

By Anne Li & Jessica Lilly 2.17.17 WV Public Broadcasting It’s been happening for years – water systems are slowly coming to a breaking point. The next episode of Inside Appalachia explores one legacy...

Stream Protection Rule Eliminated

By Sunshine Wells 2.17.17 WV Metro News President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise to repeal the Obama administration’s Stream Protection Rule when he signed a resolution eliminating it in a ceremony...

We need your help

Here’s what we need your help on: Water Quality Standards: while we successfully made our voices heard last fall on bad revisions to WV’s water quality standards, we need to be ready to defend against attempts to allow increased...