An element with toxic effects for West Virginia’s aquatic life is being transferred to food chains on land in proportion to the extent of coal mining nearby.
One of the Ohio Valley’s most prominent environmental groups has voted to dissolve amid contract negotiations with its union, raising questions about the organization’s treatment of its workers and the effects its void will leave on environmental activism throughout the region.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal jury has cleared four former coal company officials who were accused of skirting dust rules in two underground Kentucky mines.
The concept behind draft legislation the West Virginia Joint Standing Energy Committee considered at an interim legislative session meeting this week is simple.
Home heating bills are projected to rise this winter, but West Virginians can at least look forward to greater support for an assistance program designed to cut energy costs.
The chairwoman of the West Virginia Public Service Commission called on state lawmakers to give her agency greater regulatory authority over cable and internet providers Tuesday as the commission eyes cracking down on Suddenlink.
President Joe Biden has nominated a Mingo County native and former aide to U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to lead the country’s mine safety agency.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors ended their case against four former coal company executives on Monday after a former safety director testified about how he attempted to cheat underground mine safety rules.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey opened a recent press conference with a boast.
The United Mine Workers of America will hold its annual memorial service this weekend remembering the Marion County mine explosion that killed 78 miners and sparked greater federal mine oversight.
A Kentucky circuit court judge has ruled that West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, his son and seven of their coal companies must pay $2.99 million for violating a 2019 mine cleanup agreement they entered into with state environmental regulators.
Electric reliability has been a long-term problem for Appalachian Power, whose customers have had to endure some of the longest and most frequent power outages in the country in recent years.
Logan County Administrator Rocky Adkins is hoping to dip into a $1 billion pot of federal funding.
West Virginia environmental regulators have proposed a change to their financially strained mine reclamation program as required by the feds after the state failed to ensure accurate estimations of all outstanding reclamation obligations on active permits.
West Virginia American Water representatives defended the company’s 17.2% rate increase request at a hearing before state utility regulators that signaled years of further rate hikes to come as the company works to upgrade badly outdated infrastructure.
There’s a new program designed to brighten the future for those pursuing solar projects in coal communities throughout central Appalachia.
Speaking at a press conference at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, President Joe Biden offered optimism for slowing climate change.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has often touted the importance of job growth. A new report suggests he look no further than his own coal mines to achieve it.
West Virginia environmental regulators have reinstated mine permits near Kanawha State Forest despite objections from nearby residents and forest advocates over the applicant owner’s history of environmental violations at the sites.
The United Kingdom-based owner of a reopening metallurgical coal mine in Mingo County has entered into an agreement with a Kentucky company to produce coal reserves.
Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline comprised the vast majority of commenters during a public hearing on a key application for the project.
Angie Rosser smiled while addressing a hundred West Virginia climate advocates huddled together on a rainy afternoon in Charleston Saturday.