July 2021

September 2021

EPA, New River Gorge, others express concerns to FERC about potential Mountain Valley Pipeline impacts – 9/15/2021, The Charleston Gazette

Manchin Poised to Profit From Mine Reclamation Funding He Championed – 9/22/2021, Read Sludge

Eric Engle: Time for Manchin to act on climate (Opinion) – 9/27/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

West Virginia’s coal powered the nation for years. Now, many look to a cleaner future – 9/29/2021, NBC News

Panel discussion highlights how to bring climate change science to West Virginians – 9/30/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

August 2021

Federal regulators recommend leaving pipeline and felled trees in place along Atlantic Coast Pipeline route – 8/3/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Edward Ambrecht: U.S. should abandon drilling in wildlife refuge – 8/7/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

OP-ED: Infrastructure bill good for West Virginia, but more needs done to address climate crisis – 8/11/2021, WV Climate Alliance

Federal environmental assessment green-lights change in Mountain Valley Pipeline construction method – 8/17/2021, Charleston Gazette

June 2021

Water quality impact to be key consideration as Mountain Valley Pipeline hangs in limbo – 6/1/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Denmark Agency Says Rockwool Failed to Comply with Guidelines – 6/3/2021, Morgan County USA

Things to do in Washington County, Md.; Franklin County, Pa., and W.Va. Eastern Panhandle – 6/3/2021, Herald-Mail Media

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: It’s time to THRIVE – 6/5/2021, The Parkersburg News & Sentinel

DEP deputy secretary calls for federal water quality standard, reports WV PFAS contamination sites to Senate – 6/10/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Public, private partnerships help plant over 900 trees to protect Harpers Ferry drinking water – 6/14/2021, The Journal

Protecting water supply a priority for Jefferson County activists – 6/16/2021, WDVM

Randy Kesling: Protecting trout relies on rigorous pipeline oversight – 6/19/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Biden and climate: Methane pipelines are a test for the president – 6/21/2021, USA Today

Cindy Rank: Pipeline needs more inspectors (Opinion) – 6/23/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Public comment hearing on Mountain Valley Pipeline water permit focuses on past water violations, economic impact – 6/23/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Eric Engle: The house is on fire; will we stop lighting matches? (Opinion) – 6/24/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Water Protection Project in Jefferson County Aimed At Environment, Safety, Green Jobs – 6/24/2021, WV Public Broadcasting

WV Legislature approves resolution asking federal government for $8 billion for mine reclamation – 6/24/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Officials getting on same page in latest chapter of WV flood protection history full of stunted efforts – 6/26/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

WV, Va. environmental regulators granted more Mountain Valley Pipeline water permit review time – 6/29/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Environmental groups threaten to sue DEP over water pollution at forfeited coal mine site – 6/30/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

 

May 2021

Mountain Valley Pipeline delayed again as project cost keeps rising – 5/4/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Mountain Valley Pipeline and West Virginia’s Soils – 5/6/2021, West Virginia Rivers Coalition

WV’s leaders heading pushback against Biden climate policy – 5/8/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Howdy Henritz: WV water quality in crosshairs again (Opinion) – 5/11/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

New mapping project brings 3 million acres of West Virginia wetlands into focus – 5/13/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Eric Engle: Hope and perseverance, even in WV (Opinion) – 5/19/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

WV supporters of federal climate infrastructure urge passage as leaders reach crossroads – 5/25/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

April 2021

Professors’ book earns Weatherford Award for best books about Appalachia – 4/2/2021, Marshall University News

WV congressional delegation, environmentalists at odds over Biden jobs and infrastructure plan – 4/3/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

WV governor signs state water quality standard update into law – 4/8/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Environmental and fossil fuel lobbyists react to tanked tank bill, other legislative session standouts – 4/12/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

How Appalachia Can Survive A Post-Industrial America – 4/13/2021, Forbes

Charles Town prepares to showcase its ‘tree-rific’ qualities in honor of Arbor Day – 4/13/2021, The Journal

Infrastructure Plan Would Reduce Pennsylvanians’ Household Costs And Create Jobs, White House Says – 4/13/2021, 90.5 WESA

Mark Jarrell: Pipelines aren’t green versus business (Opinion) – 4/19/2021

WV Groups Applaud Landmark Wildlife Recovery Act – 4/23/2021, Public News Service

WV congressional delegation not on same page on legislation targeting PFAS – 4/23/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Biden calls for more spending to help coal, energy counties – 4/26/2021, Lexington Herald Leader

Manchin, Brown, Casey, Kaine, And Warner Reintroduce Legislation To Invest In And Restore Coal Communities – 4/29/2021, Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

UMW and Sierra Club praise Manchin bills aiming to clean up, revitalize coal communities – 4/29/2021, MetroNews

Legislators seek to extend money for coal reclamation – 4/30/21, Bluefield Daily Telegraph

March 2021

Mountain Valley Pipeline threatens the Greenbrier River – 3/27/2021, The Register Herald

WV Senate passes DEP-backed bill weakening some water quality standards – 3/26/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Bill For Air, Water Quality Rules Clears Senate Judiciary Committee – 3/23/2021, WV Public Broadcasting

Bill that weakens some drinking water human health criteria clears Senate Judiciary – 3/22/2021, Dominion Post

Eric Engle: Water is life, except in WV (Opinion) – 3/22/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Senate Judiciary Committee moves water quality standard update closer to passage – 3/22/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

DEP considering Raleigh County surface mine application that has raised health concerns – 3/22/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Kevin Campbell: Manchin should chart new course for WV (Opinion) – 3/16/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Water utilities, state environmental regulators wary of bill that would relax oil and gas tank oversight – 3/15/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

WV House passes easing of water quality standards – 3/12/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Nonprofit working with Solar Holler to make solar panels more affordable for co-op members – 3/12/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

House approves rollback of state regulation of oil and gas tanks near water intakes – 3/10/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

House passes bill exempting tanks near water intakes – 3/10/2021, MetroNews

More environmental rollbacks moving through West Virginia’s Legislature – 3/8/2021, Mountain State Spotlight

House Judiciary public hearing on water quality rule draws 24 against DEP proposal, 8 in favor – 3/1/2021, Dominion Post

W.Va. House Judiciary Committee Holds First Public Hearing Of 2021 On Water Quality Bill – 3/1/2021, WV Public Broadcasting

House Judiciary Committee holds public hearing on state water quality standard update – 3/1/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

WV Bills to Relax Water Protections Seen as “Dangerous” – 3/1/2021, Public News Service

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

January 2021

Concerns over erosion impact of Mountain Valley Pipeline continue with project in limbo – 1/28/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Faced with yet another legal hurdle, Mountain Valley Pipeline changes water permit application approach – 1/26/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

One coal state senator holds the key to Biden’s ambitious climate agenda. And it’s not McConnell. – 1/25/2021, Washington Post

Safe Water Collaborative preserves thousands of acres to protect clean drinking water – 1/21/2021, The Journal

Justice names environmental protection chief from agency’s ranks, Harold Ward – 1/20/2020, MetroNews

Federal commission slows Mountain Valley Pipeline – 1/20/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Environmental groups set goals for legislative session – 1/17/2021, MetroNews

Atlantic Coast Pipeline restoration planned to start later in WV than other states – 1/6/2021, Charleston Gazette-Mail

December 2020

Weakened water quality standards remain point of contention as joint legislative committee advances them to full Legislature – 12/20/2020, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Climate Change in W.Va: “Who cares about climate change 50 years down the line when I’m trying to put food on the table” – 12/17/2020, WVBOY.com

DEP Secretary Austin Caperton announces he’s leaving as Justice’s first term concludes – 12/15/2020, MetroNews

Federal regulators are rewriting environmental rules so a massive pipeline can be built across West Virginia – 12/8/2020, Mountain State Spotlight

Federal appeals court explains stay of Mountain Valley Pipeline waterbody construction – 12/2/2020, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Climate Change in W.Va.: ‘Nobody Wants to Drink Unsafe Water’ – 12/1/2020, WVBOY.com