November

First public meeting set for Wednesday, Nov. 2 on proposed airport expansion – 11/2/2022, WCHS

FAA Holds Workshop For Yeager Expansion – 11/3/2022, WV Public Broadcasting

Harvest the Vision set for Sunday in Parkersburg – 11/4/2022, Parkersburg News and Sentinel

FAA holds first workshop for Yeager Airport expansion in Charleston, West Virginia – 11/6/2022, WV News

WV environmental groups focus on top legislative priorities in wake of ally losses in state legislative races – 11/15/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

October 2022

WV Rivers sets ‘listening sessions’ for Monongahela National Forest – 10/4/2022, Mineral News and Tribune

Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council awards grants to local projects – 10/4/2022, WOAY

First of three community listening sessions on WV Rivers report to take place Tuesday – 10/10/2022, WBOY

Sunday hike to shed light on effects of airport’s planned expansion into Coonskin – 10/12/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

W.Va. International Yeager Airport expansion plans cut into Coonskin Park – 10/13/2022, WCHS

West Virginia faces toxic aftermath of industrial water pollution as Clean Water Act turns 50 – 10/14/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Airport Expansion’s Potential Impact on Coonskin Park Worries Local Residents – 10/17/2022, WV Public Broadcasting

Environmentalists express concern over Yeager runway expansion into Coonskin Park – 10/17/2022, WV MetroNews

Hikers view airport’s expansion footprint in Coonskin Park – 10/17/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mon Forest Town Community Meeting – 10/18/2022, Parsons Advocate

The Clean Water Act is 50. So how clean are the nation’s waterways? – 10/19/2022, WVXU

WV environmental groups press case challenging DEP water quality certification for Mountain Valley Pipeline – 10/20/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council awards grants to local projects – 10/25/2022, WV Daily News

Federal judges question DEP water quality certification process for Mountain Valley Pipeline – 10/25/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Judge questions new water permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline – 10/25/2022, Reuters

Mountain Valley Pipeline’s permit to cross streams in West Virginia faces legal challenge – 10/25/2022, The Roanoke Times

Court poised to block key Mountain Valley pipeline permit – 10/26/2022, E&E News

Manchin’s pipeline loss shows frontline and green groups gaining steam – 10/28/2022, Yes Magazine

New Report Highlights PFAS Contamination in West Virginia – 10/31/2022, Public News Service

September 2022

Found in dozens of WV public water systems, PFAS provoking more aggressive action in other states and at federal level – 9/4/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginians divide over natural gas pipeline despite Manchin’s support – 9/7/2022, NPR

West Virginians join climate protests of Manchin deal – 9/9/2022, MetroNews

Lawmakers push back against allowing off-road vehicles in state parks after opposition from retired state park leaders – 9/10/2022, The Herald-Dispatch

Report: Reclaiming degraded lands could help fight climate change – 9/21/2022, Public News Service

Environmentalists, WV GOP House members not on board with Manchin’s energy permit reform proposal – 9/22/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Congress in final push to approve contentious legislation before midterm – 9/22/2022, PBS News

Manchin push on pipeline approval recalls 1970s dam project – 9/26/2022, Roll Call

Environmentalists say public input, community protection on the line amid Manchin’s bid to slash NEPA timelines – 9/26/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WVU hosts climate alliance candidate forum – 9/30/2022, WBOY

August 2022

WV Rivers Coalition Rivers Celebration – 8/2/2022, Parsons Advocate

‘I can’t do it again’: Can Appalachia blunt the devastating impacts of more flooding, climate change? – 8/7/2022, USA Today

WV Groups support the Inflation Reduction Act as a good first step – 8/16/2022, WV Daily News

Inflation Reduction Act could incentivize more clean power generation in West Virginia – 8/22/2022, The State Journal

‘Forever chemicals’ found in 67 public water supplies – 8/29/2022, WBOY

EPA proposes designating PFAS found in dozens of WV public water systems as hazardous – 8/29/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Inflation Reduction Act a Pathway to Transition WV from Coal – 8/30/2022, Public News Service

July 2022

Experts: Incentives for Renewables Even More Critical – 7/7/2022, Public News Service

Inspector-deprived DEP to lean on contractors, contractor-hired compliance officers to implement federally funded well-plugging – 7/7/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Ohio River Basin Restoration Plan Meeting – 7/11/2022, The Marietta Times

West Virginia groups continue to disagree over climate policy – 7/15/2022, WBOY

Here’s how the Supreme Court’s ruling could play out in West Virginia – 7/18/2022, Mountain State Spotlight

Environmental, miner advocates welcome Manchin’s support of climate and tax budget package – 7/28/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

June 2022

Bringing Refugees to W.Va. And Making Solar More Affordable On This West Virginia Morning – 6/1/2022, West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Walk for Appalachia’s Future Highlights Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Threat to Endangered Species – 6/1/2022, Between the Lines Radio

Mine cleanup advocates welcome WV senators’ support to fight acid mine drainage, eye other mine impact bills – 6/8/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

EPA and conservationists urge DEP to update its water quality assessment method, fearing missed water impairments – 6/11/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

“The elephant about to enter the room”: PFAS contamination proven pervasive in legislative session presentation – 6/14/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Climate-conscious groups to hold West Virginia Day celebration – 6/16/2022, Times West Virginian

New PFAS health advisory levels mean drastically higher risks, costs loom for WV, Ohio River Valley – 6/17/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Rivers Coalition celebrates Clean Water Act anniversary on Sunday – 6/21/2022, The Register Herald

Celebrating 50 Years of the Clean Water Act – 6/26/2022, WVNS

Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plan emissions – 6/30/2022, Herald-Dispatch

Reactions: Supreme Court makes W.Va. v. EPA decision – 6/30/2022, WCHS

Prompted by WV, Supreme Court limits EPA’s ability to slow climate change – 6/30/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

May 2022

Celebrating Earth Day and Clean Water – 5/1/2022, The Pocahontas Times

Mountain Valley Pipeline targeted in-service date pushed back again as projected cost soars to 6.6 billion – 5/3/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Murky sludge flows down Greenbrier River following a “release of material” – 5/4/2022, WV Daily News

Marlinton celebrates Drinking Water Week – 5/5/2022, The Pocahontas Times

Congress must pass reconciliation package (Opinion) – 5/9/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Solar co-op launches, helping W.Va. families discover the benefits of solar – 5/10/2022, My Buckhannon

Appalachian activists renew calls for federal climate action as time ticks away on current Congress – 5/10/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Screening tool that could determine federal investments addressing WV pollution prompts methodology concerns – 5/21/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

$3.5B Pipeline Developers Want Fresh 4th Circ Panel – 5/31/2022, Law 360

WV is high on environmental hazards but low on environmental justice protections – 5/31/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Clean Water Necessary for W.Va. – 5/31/2022, Dominion Post

 

April 2022

FERC Heads to Court to Defend Mountain Valley Pipeline Restart – 4/6/2022, Bloomberg Law

Federal regulators issue key approval for Mountain Valley Pipeline, but project faces fresh legal scrutiny – 4/12/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Environment, royalty and surface owner advocates pressure Justice to add oil and gas inspector increase to special session – 4/13/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Royalty owners, environmental advocates urge Gov. Justice to put bill for more gas well inspectors on special session call – 4/13/2022, The Dominion Post

Manchin rails against inflation, continues to push fossil fuels – 4/15/2022, Public News Service

Dear Neighbor: WVWC panel discussion highlights concrete ways local people can help combat the climate crisis – 4/26/2022, My Buckhannon

Sludge Dump Soils Waters – 4/30/2022, The Register-Herald

March 2022

W.Va. parks, forest privatization bill leads to concern – 3/3/2022, WSAZ

WV groups against bill on privatization of state parks – 3/3/2022, WBOY

Bill before the Senate to privatize aspects of WV state parks – 3/3/2022, WOWK

WV Senate committee tables bill that would exempt oil and gas tanks closest to water intakes from independent inspection – 3/8/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

House bill to reduce inspections of oil and gas brine tanks near drinking water intakes gets tabled in Senate Energy – 3/8/2022, The Dominion Post

Public hearing highlights concerns about bill that would set up mining mutual insurance company with $50M in taxpayer money – 3/8/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Full WV Senate to consider bill that would allow DNR to enter into third-party recreation contracts at all state parks and forests – 3/9/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House delays vote on bill that would set up mutual insurance company to aid mine operators with $50M in taxpayer money – 3/10/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV Legislature passes bill allowing DNR to enter into third-party recreation contracts at all state forests and parks but Watoga – 3/12/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Opposition eases with parks, forests compromise – 3/14/2022, WSAZ

Failure of energy and environment bills keep oil and gas tank regulations intact, but leave DEP short on well inspection funding – 3/15/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia legislative session yields big wins for gas and oil industry with consequences looming for landowners and the environment – 3/19/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

Justice signs into law bill allowing DNR to enter into third-party recreation contracts at all state forests and parks except Watoga – 3/29/2022, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

W.Va. wrongly issued pipeline water permit, 4th circ. hears – 3/29/2022, Law 360

February 2022

Senate approves ceding site-specific water pollution limit oversight, weakening some water quality standards – 2/1/2022, The Herald Dispatch

Bill weakening some water quality standards, ceding legislative review of site-specific human health criteria changes nears passage – 2/3/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Federal appeals court hands Mountain Valley Pipeline opponents another win – 2/4/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Biden plan to spend $725M to clean up abandoned coal mines – 2/7/2022, ABC News

Landowner, environmental groups push for bills to put more gas well inspectors into the field – 2/7/2022, The Dominion Post

West Virginia is allocated unprecedented amount to clean up abandoned mine lands – 2/8/2022, WV Metro News

WV House committee advances bill easing aboveground storage tank regulations – 2/9/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House rejects preserving legislative review of site-specific human health criteria, green-lights raising allowable DDT concentration – 2/10/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House sends rule weakening some water quality standards, ceding site-specific human health criteria change to Governor – 2/11/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House changes bill to weaken oversight of oil and gas tanks closest to public water intakes – 2/14/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House of Delegates approves bill exempting oil and gas tanks closest to public water intakes from independent inspection – 2/15/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Justice signs into law environmental rules package that includes some weakening of some water quality standards – 2/21/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Committee approves bills allowing DNR to enter into third-party recreation contracts at all state parks, forests – 2/22/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV Senate energy panel approves another bill to boost state oil and gas oversight as the first bill’s prospects dim – 2/25/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House passes bill that would allow DNR to enter into third-party recreation contracts at all state parks and forests – 2/28/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

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