If Congress follows through on approving sweeping investments in infrastructure, West Virginia Public Service Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Lane knows where she wants the money to go.
The long-term environmental problem of acid mine drainage in West Virginia could offer a long-term economic solution.
State tax officials still are not properly valuing oil and gas wells under a rule proposed to comply with a new law using what industry representatives said would be a fairer formula.
A year into operations, West Virginia’s state office for administering disaster recovery and resiliency money and coordinating flood protection programs is still in adjustment mode as its new leader settles into his role.
The feds are going after West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice for failing to comply with a consent order under which he pledged to address environmental violations — again.
More than three years after a South Charleston landholding company first tried to address alleged water pollutant discharges from nearby Union Carbide Corporation with a federal lawsuit, the legal limbo is lengthening.
It had been just 10 days after 4 inches of rain in 30 minutes flooded every underpass in his city.
American Electric Power’s subsidiaries serving West Virginia have proposed making its customers pay millions of dollars more for federally required upgrades at three in-state coal-fired power plants after utility regulators in two other states denied those upgrades following findings that th…
West Virginia’s capacity to withstand more extreme weather patterns as the climate crisis worsens is likely to increase if the U.S. Senate bipartisan infrastructure deal and $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package pass.
RACINE – The marquee speakers hadn’t yet taken the stage, but retired coal miners Alva Coleman and Danny Whitt stood near the platform with plenty to say on their own.
EUNICE — On a gorgeous May afternoon, Charles Dickens wasn’t sitting on the back porch he had installed at his doublewide mobile home of more than four decades. He wasn’t tending to his garden facing Coal River Road. He couldn’t do that anymore.
The federal office charged with enforcing surface coal mining regulations and abandoned mine reclamation has required that West Virginia environmental regulators propose a change to its mine cleanup program after finding that they failed to ensure accurate estimations of all outstanding recl…
In his 27 years as an underground coal miner in West Virginia, Gary Hairston noticed that it took some backup to breathe easier.
The trustees of a miner union’s retiree benefit plan have sued three of Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies in federal court over what they say was a failure to pay monthly premiums for four years.
FAYETTEVILLE — John and Linda Stimpson of Norfolk, Virginia, arrived Tuesday at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, completing a trip from Asheville, North Carolina.
Barney Frazier was flipping through the newspaper last month when he was jarred by a blast from the past.
Virginia state environmental regulators are leaning toward granting a key water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline designed to transport natural gas across 11 counties in West Virginia.
West Virginia environmental regulators need local-level feedback for a new program intended to fight blight statewide.
Virginia state utility regulators have denied Appalachian Power’s request to approve upgrades required to keep two West Virginia coal-fired generating plants compliant with wastewater discharge guidelines, further complicating the company’s aim to keep the plants operational through the end …
Barbara Ellen Smith first heard about the Battle of Blair Mountain when she came to work for the Black Lung Association, on Washington Street East in Charleston, in the winter of 1971-72.
Two years after it agreed to pay $53.5 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company was shorting thousands of state residents and businesses on gas royalty payments, one of West Virginia’s largest natural gas producers wants a federal judge to block gas leaseholders from going after …