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

 

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

January 2022

Appalachian environmental groups urge Biden to name permanent head of federal mine cleanup agency – 1/3/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mountain Valley Pipeline opponents file legal challenge to key West Virginia water permit – 1/4/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mountain Valley Pipeline Faces New Legal Challenge in West Virginia – 1/14/2022, Blue Ridge Outdoors

‘It just ain’t right’: WV retired miners condemn Congress’ failure to restore tax behind black lung benefits  – 1/15/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Experts, legislators explore allowing advanced nuclear plants to come to West Virginia – 1/18/2022, The Dominion Post

Federal appeals court throws out Jefferson National Forest crossing approval for Mountain Valley Pipeline – 1/26/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Court nixes permit of nearly complete $6.2B Mountain Valley Pipeline – 1/27/2022, Engineering News Record

Senate Judiciary panel approves ceding site-specific water pollution permit limit oversight – 1/27/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Coal communities call for greater environmental protection as state lawmakers put off shoring up DEP funding – 1/29/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

December 2021

“Hey Joe” Delivers Musical Message to Manchin on Climate Change – 12/7/2021, Public News Service

State lawmaking panel approves ceding water pollution permit limit oversight, weakening some water quality standards – 12/9/2021, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Systemic, environmental injustices can be mitigated – 12/13/2021, The Register-Herald

November 2021

WV climate advocates pressure, pray for a resistant Manchin to support Biden budget bill – 11/1/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

West Virginia at risk for greater climate change costs with Manchin holding out on spending plan – 11/5/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition board votes to dissolve organization amid stalled negotiations with union – 11/18/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

West Virginia under toxic threat from highest industrial selenium pollution levels in the country – 11/19/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

October 2021

Manchin’s pushback against key climate policy leaves WV coal industry satisfied, climate advocates wanting answers – 10/18/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Up for debate: How to protect W.Va. from climate change without hurting its economy – 10/21/2021, NPR

Eric Engle: Good plans to move from fossil fuels are out there (Opinion)  – 10/22/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Morgan King: Impact of changing climate can be seen in WV – 10/23/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Why West Virginia is left especially vulnerable by Manchin blocking key climate policy – 10/23/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Charleston rally to urge Manchin to stand behind climate legislation – 10/25/2021, The Register-Herald

‘Your County Is Getting a Bad Deal, and You Can Do Better’ – 10/26/2021, The New York Times

US Army Corps of Engineers to hold WV public hearing on key permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline – 10/27/2021, Charleston Gazette Mail

Rally for climate action calls on Sen. Joe Manchin – 10/31/2021, WSAZ

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

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