February 2024

Hearing set on community air monitoring use bill – 2/1/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Groups Push Back on House Bill To Limit Use of Air Monitoring Data – 2/2/2024, WV Public Broadcasting

Opposition for air monitoring bill at public hearing – 2/5/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Stronger protections urged for DEP general permit for construction activities – 2/5/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

EPA’s methane rule good for WV, economy, health (opinion) – 2/6/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House targets community air monitoring data use – 2/6/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Follansbee Council hears of air monitoring efforts, needed library repairs – 2/6/2024, Weirton Daily Times

New report chronicles community concerns, priorities for local waters in Ohio River Basin – 2/14/2024, Northern Kentucky Tribune

Progress made in fight against ‘forever chemicals’ in water – 2/15/2024, The Journal

New report highlights concerns and goals for Ohio River Basin waterways – 2/18/2024, WTAP

WV Senate OKs forest management contracts for wildfire protection that bypass bidding – 2/21/2024, Charleston Gazette Mail

Environmentalists pursue action plans to address PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ – 2/21/2024, Spirit of Jefferson

Chemours Seeks DEP Permission For Tenant To Discharge Chemicals – 2/22/2024, WV Public Broadcasting

Chemours Optima Belle’s Proposal Stirs Controversy in West Virginia Over River Pollution – 2/22/2024, BNN Breaking News

 

January 2024

Event to commemorate 10th anniversary of WV water crisis – 1/4/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

2014 Elk River chemical leak a watershed moment for WV environmental advocacy – 1/4/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Decade after Elk River leak, WV deluged with drinking water violations and mistrust – 1/4/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Tuesday event planned in Charleston to mark 10 years since 2014 water crisis – 1/7/2024, Metro News

10 years after chemical spill, concerns remain for future incidents – 1/9/2024, West Virginia Watch

Event promotes secure water access on West Virginia water crisis anniversary – 1/9/2024, WOWK

2014 chemical spill impacted W.Va. law, but activists voice concerns over changes to legis. – 1/9/2024, WCHS

‘Water is political’: Event rallies around 10th anniversary of water crisis – 1/10/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV Rivers Coalition hosts Sierra Ferrell – 1/18/2024, WOAY

Corridor H concern intensifies with environmental approvals in limbo – 1/20/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Kanawha school air quality some of the most toxic in the nation: WV lawmakers could weaken protections – 1/27/2024, Charleston Gazette-Mail

House committee advances bill limiting state’s use of community-sourced air data – 1/31/2024, Mountain State Spotlight

 

December 2023

Methane pollution: EPA issues ruling that may affect WV emissions – 12/4/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

‘Following the water’ provides a trail straight to MVP in West Virginia – 12/10/2023, Appalachian Chronicle

New federal methane rules expected to improve WV air quality – 12/19/2023, Public News Service

November 2023

EPA cites hundreds of WV streams as impaired – 11/3/2023, Public News Service

DEP to use $1M EPA grant for pilot project to engage communities in PFAS plan preparation – 11/6/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Environmental group rep’s removal from state board prompts participation concern – 11/25/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

October 2023

Environmental, economic concerns linger with WV leaders’ hydrogen hub pursuit – 10/1/2023, Huntington Herald Dispatch

Volunteer water monitors: Citizen scientists – 10/3/2023, Public News Service

More than 300 Streams Missing from State’s Polluted List, EPA Says – 10/6/2023, WV Public Broadcasting

EPA: W.Va. state regulators missed over 300 streams in list of ailing waters – 10/10/2023, WTAP

One of Ours: the Candy Darter – 10/13/2023, Highlands Outdoors

EPA says outdated DEP biological assessments leaving over 1600 miles of waterways off impaired list – 10/13/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV-led proposal for hydrogen hub selected for up to $925M in federal support – 10/13/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

DNR to hold meeting on Summersville Lake State Park plans – 10/16/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Walk in the Woods: Sam Michael’s Park – 10/20/2023, Frederick News Post

Who is Waterkeeper: Angie Rosser – 10/25/2023, Water Keeper

Warning signs loom over future of fossil fuel-powered Appalachian hydrogen hub – 10/27/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mountain Valley Pipeline project growing as variance requests pile up – 10/30/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

 

September 2023

Spurred by government funding, controversial waste-to-energy plants eye West Virginia – 9/7/2023, Mountain State Spotlight

W.Va. DEP holds public meeting to discuss permit change affecting Washington Works – 9/12/2023, WTAP

In Summersville, a new state park brings cautious optimism for a growing tourism industry – 9/13/2023, Mountain State Spotlight

WV lawmakers count high cost of addressing PFAS – 9/13/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Greenbrier River Watchdogs Alarmed as Mountain Valley Pipeline drills – 9/15/2023, Appalachian Voices

Picture This: Harvest the Vision – 9/25/2023, Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Second annual Harvest the Vision Fest brings live music and community conversation in Parkersburg – 9/24/2023, WTAP

A Drop in Emissions, and a Jobs Bonanza? Critics Question Benefits of a Proposed Hydrogen Hub for the Appalachian Region – 9/26/2023, Inside Climate News

Environmental, economic concerns linger with WV leaders’ hydrogen hub pursuit – 9/27/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition host experts in Clean Water Symposium – 9/28/2023, Journal News

August 2023

Federal court clears way for Mountain Valley Pipeline completion as regulators flag potential safety risks – 8/11/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Special session legislation to make WV responsible for legislating certain radioactive materials fails – 8/9/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Officials dismiss concerns to approve $62.5M loan to Mason County hydrogen project – 8/16/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

As hydrogen projects kick off, environmental groups question effects of carbon capture – 8/20/2023, Metro News

Group asks EPA to deny West Virginia authority over carbon storage projects – 8/19/2023, Parkersburg News and Sentinel

2nd annual Buckhannon Riverfest themed ‘A Celebration of Water’ – 8/23/2023, The Record Delta

‘It’s a beast’: landmark US climate law is too complex, environmental groups say – 8/23/2023, The Guardian

Hydrogen brings opportunities, challenges for West Virginia – 8/28/2023, The Intelligencer

Conservationists, EPA critics unhappy with rule narrowing wetland protections – 8/30/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

The fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline intensifies as Congress overreaches to thwart judicial action – 8/30/2023, Atmos Earth

July 2023

‘A clock ticking’: WVDEP delays rollout of public participation plan – 7/7/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

DEP looking into if and how to publish PFAS test data crowdsourced from citizens – 7/7/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Federal court puts key Mountain Valley Pipeline approvals on hold, prompting developer to mull Supreme Court appeals – 7/11/2023

Mountain Valley Pipeline developers escalate legal fight over project to Supreme Court – 7/18/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Regional advocates encourage federal funding for Ohio River restoration – 7/18/2023, WTAP

DEP holds first public meeting for Jackson County waste-to-energy facility seeking air quality permit – 7/20/2023, Metro News

Ravenswood community has mixed thoughts on potential waste-to-energy facility – 7/21/2023, WOWK

Supreme Court chief justice clears way for Mountain Valley Pipeline construction to resume – 7/27/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Gasping for air: State oversight triggers EPA disapproval, air quality advocate frustration in asthma-heavy WV – 7/29/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

 

June 2023

Industry, conservationists divided on deal designed to force completion of Mountain Valley Pipeline – 6/2/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

‘I expect to see severe damage’: Safety risk concerns mount as Congress fast-tracks Mountain Valley Pipeline – 6/3/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Rivers Coalition Discusses Impacts of the Mountain Valley Pipeline – 6/6/2023, WOAY

As Mountain Valley Pipeline eyes finish amid erosion issues, another WV pipeline’s struggles persist long after completion – 6/11/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

“What’s going to happen here?”: Park advocates fear state valuing privatization profit over public input – 6/17/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

DEP planning more PFAS testing of treated water – 6/22/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Environmental groups fight to keep cases against Mountain Valley Pipeline alive – 6/27/2023, Cardinal News

WV Among Top States for Public Health Harms from Fossil Fuels – 6/29/2023, Public News Service

FERC authorizes remaining Mountain Valley Pipeline construction as environmental groups fight back in court – 6/29/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

May 2023

Even with new legislation, it could be years before drinking water in West Virginia is free of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ – 5/2/2023, Mountain State Spotlight

Get Back to “Good River” – 5/8/2023, American Rivers

“It’s go time”: State reveals PFAS exceedances of proposed EPA standards in drinking water in 19 public water systems – 5/15/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Federal permitting officials want more staff capacity, WV’s senators want more fossil fuel capacity – 5/18/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Federal permitting officials want more staff capacity, WV’s senators want more fossil fuel capacity – 5/18/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval – 5/24/2023, Metro News

DHHR not planning to test private wells for PFAS after public system drinking water exceedances of proposed EPA standards – 5/24/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Fed officials want more staff capacity – 5/24/2023, Williamson Daily News

Supreme Court limits EPA ability to protect wetlands under Clean Water Act – 5/25/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Expedited approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline is part of debt ceiling package – 5/28/2023, Metro News

Environmentalists in Virginia and West Virginia Regroup to Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline, Eyeing a White House Protest – 5/28/2023, Inside Climate News

“Who’s going to take responsibility?”: Charleston residents push for answers on gas well impacts – 5/29/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV Conservation Groups ‘Troubled’ by SCOTUS Wetlands Decision – 5/30/2023, Public News Service

“When you can’t win, cheat!”: WV environmentalists blast debt limit deal designed to force Mountain Valley Pipeline completion – 5/30/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Manchin, Capito celebrate inclusion of MVP pipeline into debt ceiling bill – 5/30/2023, The Dominion Post

A Dirty Debt Deal: Biden Blasted for Backing Fast-Track Approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline – 5/31/2023, Democracy Now