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

April 2023

Federal court throws out key DEP water permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline, calling agency’s justification “deficient” – 4/3/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Court throws out gas pipeline’s West Virginia water permit – 4/5/2023, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marshall to celebrate Earth Week with various events starting Monday – 4/9/2023, The Herald-Dispatch

Another lawsuit filed in the Mountain Valley Pipeline legal marathon – 4/8/2023, The Roanoke Times

Groups File Legal Challenges to the Mountain Valley Pipeline’ Biological Opinion – 4/10/2023, Blue Virginia

Public hearing planned for RV campground development at Cacapon State Park – 4/14/2023, WV Public Broadcasting

A Catholic Community shares the experience of being a ‘neighbor’ to MVP in southern West Virginia – 4/16/2023, Appalachian Chronicle

Morgan County residents protest potential Cacapon Campground – 4/18/2023, WV Public Broadcasting

Report Ranks Ohio River ‘Second Most Endangered’ in Nation – 4/24/2023, Public News Service

WVUP hosts Earth Day Celebration – 4/26/2023, WTAP

Public lands or private profit? West Virginia RV campground debate raises questions over role of state parks – 4/27/2023, Mountain State Spotlight

EPA’s first Clean Water Act enforcement action on PFAS discharges targets Chemours facility in Wood County – 4/27/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginians fear log plant’s potential health risks – 4/27/2023, The Associated Press

West Virginians fear log plant’s potential health risks – 4/27/2023, FOX News

EPA’s first Clean Water Act enforcement action on PFAS discharges targets Chemours facility in Wood County – 4/27/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Ohio River, running hundreds of miles along West Virginia border, is ranked among most endangered – 4/29/2023, Metro News

Manchin rails against Biden’s clean energy plans as he faces tough political headwinds in West Virginia – 4/29/2023, CNN

March 2023

Mountain Valley Pipeline does not threaten endangered species, federal agency finds – 3/1/2023, Roanoke Times

West Virginia Wild: Crews Carve Out Corridor H Through the Appalachian Mountains – 3/1/2023, Engineering News Record

WV House includes ban on ATV trail systems within state parks and forests in bill on verge of passage – 3/5/2023

WV House passes that bill that would ban ATV trail systems within state parks and forests beyond Cabwaylingo – 3/6/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Full WV Senate to consider PFAS protection bill – 3/7/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

‘A backward turn’: Advocates of greater industry oversight pan new funding cap proposed for cash-strapped Office of Oil and Gas – 3/8/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV Senate passes PFAS protection bill – 3/9/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV Senate stops bill that would have made state responsible for regulating certain radioactive materials – 3/13/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

“A huge victory” at a cost: EPA releases first-ever drinking water standard for PFAS – 3/14/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

“A long way to go”: WV environmentalists identify work to do legislative priorities after the session – 3/14/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Public hearing to discuss the future of the Tug Fork River – 3/20/2023, WV Metro News

As WV lags behind in climate targets, state environmental advocates urge greater action in response to U.N. report – 3/23/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia University hosts panel on methane mitigation – 3/24/2023, WV News

Expert panel discusses methane loss reduction, job creation – 3/24/2023, WV Public Broadcasting

WVU Energy Institute panel: Act now to control methane or it could be too late – 3/24/2023, WV Metro News

Inflation Reduction Act roadshow educates locals on USDA expansion program – 3/26/2023, WTRF

Justice signs bill aimed at better informing DEP on PFAS risk into law – 3/29/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

February 2023

WV Senate committee sets aside bill for review after mulling allowing connector trails from ATV trails to state forests – 2/1/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Chemical Concerns: Potentially harmful PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ found in local water – 2/1/2023, Spirit of Jefferson

A ‘forever’ problem: PFAS forum highlights need for citizen involvement in policymaking process – 2/3/2023, Shepherdstown Chronicle

WV Senate Committee approves PFAS protection bill – 2/6/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House Committee advances PFAS protection bill – 2/9/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

House bill aims to probe the extent of dangerous PFAS chemicals in drinking water statewide – 2/9/2023, Dominion Post

Morgan King: WV Stands to benefit from new methane rule (opinion) – 2/10/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV to get $18.9 million in federal infrastructure law funding to address PFAS, other contaminants – 2/13/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Full WV House to consider PFAS protection bill –  2/20/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House rejects amendment to give bigger boost to state’s understaffed, cash-strapped oil and gas inspection unit – 2/20/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Forever Chemicals Documentary Coming to Shepherd University: Parallels to Martinsburg Drinking Water Problems from Firefighting Foam – 2/21/2023, Panhandle News Network

WV Senate outdoor recreation panel to take up contested connector trail expansion bill – 2/23/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WV House passes PFAS protection bill – 2/24/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

State groups to host IRA community meeting in Montgomery – 2/24/2023, Fayette Tribune

State lawmakers, advocates set to act on ‘forever chemicals’ – 2/27/2023, WV Public Broadcasting

WV lawmakers advance bill enabling connector trails for state parks and forest recreational facility access for ATV trail users – 2/27/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

January 2023

STREAM Act, touted by WV watershed restoration groups as pivotal for acid mine drainage treatment, signed into law – 1/4/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Greater protection from PFAS and oil and gas well pollution persist as environmental legislative priorities ahead of session – 1/9/2023, Herald-Dispatch

Greater protection from PFAS and oil and gas well pollution persist as environmental legislative priorities ahead of session – 1/11/2023, Logan Banner

Institute residents, safety advocates cite pollution fatigue as DEP pushes Union Carbide permit renewal – 1/14/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

DEP renews Boone County mine permit, despite environmental violation unabated for 17 months – 1/16/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

DEP renews Boone County mine permit, despite environmental violation unabated for 17 months – 1/18/2023, Logan Banner

Water quality advocates pursuing PFAS protection for WV as Pennsylvania limits take effect – 1/19/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

New EPA Rules Would Target Flaring at WV’s Oil, Gas Wells – 1/23/2023, Public News Service

WV coal industry pushes for state office to recruit miners, promote coal benefits – 1/24/2023, Mountain State Spotlight

Shepherdstown’s Byrd Center Hosts Panel on Forever Chemicals Regulation – 1/26/2023, WV Public Broadcasting

DOT Secretary questioned on about late contractor payments, laments Corridor H delays before Senate panel – 1/26/2023, Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

December 2022

WV readying request for proposals under new law allowing third-party recreation contracts at state parks and forests – 12/7/2022, Logan Banner

WV readying request for proposals under new law allowing third-party recreation contracts at state parks and forests – 12/14/2022, Williamson Daily News

Environmentalists urge DEP to reject Lexington coal application to renew permit with unabated reclamation violation – 12/19/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

State planning campground at Lost River State Park – 12/21/2022

Watershed restoration groups urge Congress to pass bill viewed as acid mine drainage treatment boon – 12/21/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Environmentalists urge DEP to reject Lexington coal application to renew permit with unabated reclamation violation – 12/22/2022, Logan Banner

State planning campground at Lost River State Park – 12/27/2022, Williamson Daily News

Environmentalists urge DEP to reject Lexington coal application to renew permit with unabated reclamation violation – 12/27/2022, Coal Valley News

STREAM Act, touted by WV watershed restoration groups as pivotal for acid mine drainage treatment, signed into law – 12/31/2022, Charleston Gazette-Mail

 

November 2022

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

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