February 2021

Clean Water: The People Speak as WV Legislators Decline Hearings – 2/26/2021, Appalachian Chronicle

Dozens speak out against changes to tank bill at public hearing organized separate from Legislature – 2/26/2021, MetroNews

New report predicts power of investments in clean energy infrastructure in WV – 2/25/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Proposed rollback of WV oil and gas tank oversight to get closer look before advancing in House – 2/25/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

David Lillard: Industry can’t be bothered by responsibility (Opinion) – 2/23/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

House Energy OKs bill to remove 800-plus above-ground storage tanks from 2014 regulatory program – 2/23/2021, Dominion Post

House to consider exempting some tanks near community water supplies from inspection requirements – 2/23/2021, MetroNews

New W.Va. House Bill Offers Exemption For Oil, Gas Industry In Aboveground Storage Tank Act – 2/23/2021, WV Public Broadcasting

Energy and Manufacturing Committee advances rollback of oil and gas waste tank oversight to full House – 2/23/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

West Virginia lawmakers are limiting access because of COVID. Some critics say the rules have reduced citizen input. – 2/23/2021, Mountain State Spotlight

House committee to consider rollback of oil and gas waste tank oversight – 2/16/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

DEP budget worries loom over first week of legislative session – 2/16/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

As Legislature convenes, public won’t be where the public discourse is – 2/7/2021, MetroNews

Mountain Valley Pipeline faces $303,000 state fine for continued erosion, but pipeline opponents call for bigger penalty – 2/5/2021, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV Office of Oil and Gas Short on Inspectors – 2/5/2021, MetroNews

DEP to cut more than third of its staff – 2/5/2021, Dominion Post

Lawmakers, Advocates Call To Fully Fund State Oil And Gas Regulator – 2/4/2021, WV Public Broadcasting

Mountain Valley Pipeline cited again for erosion and sedimentation violations – 2/4/2021, Roanoke Times

How Democrat Joe Manchin Might Sway The Power Of A Split Senate – 2/1/2021, NPR On Point Podcast

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