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

July 2021

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

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