October 2019

Report: Majority of WV counties in bottom third nationally for safe drinking water – 10/2/2019, Coal Valley News

Supreme Court agrees to review of stalled Atlantic Coast Pipeline project – 10/4/2019, MetroNews

Expenses and delays continue for Mountain Valley Pipeline, where work has halted again – 10/26/2019, MetroNews


September 2019

Charles Town looking for a few good residents for new tree board – 9/3/2019, The Journal

Third Annual Riverfest – 9/3/2019, Record Delta

Geographic Information Systems Group held their annual conference – 9/11/2019, localdvm.org

West Virginia group wants permanent funding for nature sites across state – 9/11/2019. MetroNews

Shepherdstown Battlefield easement placed on 24 acres of Potomac River Bluff – 9/13/2019, Shepherdstown Chronicle

Report: Majority of WV counties in bottom third nationally for safe drinking water – 9/24/2019, Charleston Gazette-mail

West Virginians make their voices heard at climate change rally – 9/26/2019, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Rally in Charleston works to brings awareness to climate change – 9/26/2019, WOWKTV.com

National Public Lands Day Saturday – 9/26/2019, Beckley Register-Herald

Local programs raising awareness of bird population decline and land conservation – 9/29/2019, The Journal

August 2019

GUEST COLUMN: Climate change no laughing matter – 8/6/2019, Register-Herald

This year’s MLPA-sponsored Riverfest to include a tour of City of Buckhannon water plant – 8/16/2019, My Buckhannon

Manufacturers’ scientist encounters hurdles to recommending limits on pollutants – 8/22/2019, Register-Herald

As Pipeline Construction Booms, Citizens Take Inspections Into Their Own Hands – 8/29/2019, WV Public Broadcasting

Martinsburg VA Medical center does everything they can to help the recovery and treatment process for veterans – 8/30/2019, localdvm.org

Buckhannon RiverFest celebrates safe water – 8/31/2019, wvboy.com

July 2019

States’ latest Bay cleanup plans found lacking by EPA – 7/9/2019, The Bay Journal

A resolution condemning pipeline challengers passed easily in the WV House. A pipeline lobbyist wrote it – 7/11/2019, Charleston Gazette

Ranson receives grant for green infrastructure – 7/13/2019, The Journal

How Protecting Civil War Battlefields Helps Protect Drinking Water – 7/17/2019 WV Public Broadcasting

A ‘Lonesome Friend of Science’ Presses On – 7/19/2019, Appalachian Chronicle

June 2019

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to deploy environmentally friendly evidence destruction device – The Journal, 6/27/2019

Eastern Panhandle Sierra Club plans anti-Rockwool lobby trip to Charleston – The Journal, 6/14/2019

Environmental groups threaten to sue coal companies – Beckley Register Herald, 6/9/2019

Environmental groups accuse multiple mining sites of violating federal regulations – Metro News, 6/9/2019

West Virginia Rivers Coalition establishes local presence – Martinsburg Journal, 6/8/2019

Board Chair Profile: Chrissy Zeltner – Appalachian Voices, 6/7/2019

Ohio River water quality standards diluted by multi-state agency – Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 6/6/2019

Environmental groups threaten lawsuit over water concerns at WV & PA coal facilities – WBOY.com, 6/5/2019

April 2019

Bipartisan RECLAIM Act Would Expand Rural Community Revitalization, Support Wildlife – NWF.org, 4/10/2019

Fully Funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund an ‘Essential Next Step’ to Keeping Nature, Wildlife Within Reach – NWF.org, 4/9/2019

Reasons for industry opposition to tighter water pollution limits remain murky – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 4/4/2019

Rare Conservation Win In Congress Helps Ohio Valley Parks And Monuments – WV Public Broadcasting, 4/2/2019

March 2019


Water quality bill passes without updated human health criteria – The Parthenon, 3/12/2019

New mine safety test lab proposed for site on Pocahontas-Randolph border – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 3/10/2019

Mace site being looked at for NIOSH Underground Mine Safety Research Facility – WV MetroNews, 3/6/2019

Residents Say Natural Gas Production Is Marring West Virginia. And the Legislature Isn’t Doing Anything About It. – ProPublica, 3/6/2019

WV Legislature doing little to help residents affected by natural gas drilling – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 3/6/2019

W.Va. Legislature Adopts Stripped Down Water Pollution Rule – WV Public Broadcasting, 3/5/2019

Water quality standards bill up for a vote Tuesday – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 3/4/2019

Amendment rejected to move forward with DEP water quality recommendations – Beckley Register Herald, 3/4/2019/

February 2019

Controversial water bill moves to House floor – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 2/28/2019

Piney Creek Watershed Association addresses stormwater runoff – Beckley Register Herald, 2/21/2019

W.Va. House Energy Committee Passes Stripped-Down Water Quality Standards – WV Public Broadcasting, 2/19/2019

Contentious DEP water pollution discharge rule clears House Energy, heads to Judiciary –  Dominion Post, 2/19/2019

House committee shuts down amendment that would tightened water standards – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 2/16/2019

Forest Heritage Area receives designation – Inter-Mountain, 2/16/2019

West Virginia Rivers Coalition Accuses Senator Charles Trump of Stacking Deck in Favor of Industry in Water Quality Debate – Morgancountyusa.org, 2/15/2019

InDepth with the WV Press Association – WV Press Association, 2/9/2019

ICYMI: Manchin Urges Senate To Pass Natural Resources Management Act – Monroe Monitor, 2/8/2019

Senate to vote on water pollution rules – Beckley Register Herald, 2/6/2019

Water bill in WV Senate not a compromise, coalition says – Charleston Gazette Mail, 2/6/2019

Senate judiciary gives industry more time to review water quality – Beckley Register Herald, 2/1/2019

W.Va. Senate Committee Strips Water Standards From Rule, Offers Compromise Timeline – WV Public Broadcasting, 2/1/2019

January 2019

Public Water Fight: DEP Rules Now Before WV Legislature – Public News Service, 1/21/2019

Despite Little New Data, DEP Continues Review of Water Quality Standards – WV Public Broadcasting, 1/18/2019

Citizens, advocates criticize DEP for failing to defend water quality standards – Beckley Register Herald, 1/17/2019

Months after introduction, DEP says it’s still reviewing water quality standards – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 1/17/2019

Unpacking Justice’s Lake Building Proposal – WV Public Broadcasting, 1/14/2019

On chemicals in the water, who speaks for the health of the people? – Beckley Register Herald, 1/13/2019

Talkline with Hoppy Kerchaval – Metronews, 1/7/2019

Ahead of water crisis anniversary, group looks back – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 1/8/2019

WV Lawmakers Stall Toxic Water-Pollution Update at Industry Request – Public News Service, 1/7/2019

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