Sean O’Leary was ready to explain the path toward economic renewal he had mapped out for a West Virginia coal community.
Kentucky state utility regulators have dealt a blow to plans to keep a Marshall County coal-fired generating plant operating until its planned retirement date of 2040.
Environmentalists again are rankled over West Virginia water quality standards.
The operator of an underground coal mine near Logan caused a fatal mining incident in January by not having policies or procedures in place to assure safe underground haulage, according to federal mine regulators’ final report on the incident released Tuesday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not issue a key water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline until it makes less environmentally damaging changes to the project.
Residents of Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo and Wayne counties have less than a week to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for federal disaster assistance for damage or losses sustained from severe storms and flooding from Feb. 27 to March 4.
The fate of three coal-fired power plants in West Virginia owned by American Electric Power subsidiaries rests in the hands of not just the Mountain State’s utility regulators but those in Kentucky and Virginia.
Appalachia has a multibillion-dollar coal mine reclamation problem. A report released Wednesday highlights just how daunting it is.
West Virginia environmental regulators are monitoring streams in the Cacapon River watershed to determine if water quality restoration plans are needed.
West Virginia American Water has made its annual request for an infrastructure improvement surcharge, part of the company’s proposal for a 22% increase in monthly rates for the average residential customer.
The water was knee deep in Brian Farkas’s Kanawha County home near Little Sandy Creek after a flood ravaged it in 1998.
Lawsuits filed by two former Chemours Company employees alleging that the company fired them for reporting pollution and work safety violations to the company have landed in federal court.
West Virginia utility regulators have approved a request from Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power to add a surcharge on customers’ bills that would allow them to recover costs from infrastructure investment projects between base rate cases.
Conservationist groups are poised to sue West Virginia environmental regulators over water pollution concerns stemming from a problem that has dogged state regulators and lawmakers more and more in recent weeks: abandoned mine land.
West Virginia and Virginia state environmental regulators have gotten what they asked for.
West Virginia utility regulators want to hear what you have to say about a half-billion-dollar deal in which the natural gas provider to 215,000 customers across 50 counties will be sold to a Pennsylvania company.
Federal workplace regulators have proposed a $12,288 fine for the chemical manufacturing company whose Belle facility was the site of an explosion that killed one employee and left two others hospitalized in December.
The West Virginia Legislature adopted a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to allocate $8 billion to West Virginia to reclaim forfeited mine sites and support struggling coal communities.
The Mountain Valley Pipeline drew ire from opponents for its history of water quality violations and erosion control issues and praise from supporters for generating jobs during a hearing Tuesday evening on a crucial water permit for the project.
Beleaguered by electric reliability problems, Appalachian Power is looking to reduce outages in Fayette County with two new transmission projects.
The Lower Guyandotte River watershed, which spans parts of seven counties, has several hundred streams that aren’t meeting water quality standards.
The opportunity is imminent to tell West Virginia state environmental regulators what you think of the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request to cross waterbodies throughout the Mountain State.