A federal judge has ordered one of the region’s most prominent environmental groups to set aside $55,000 that it might owe in a pending labor fairness case nearly two months after it announced it was shutting down operations.
West Virginia environmental regulators have approved a key permit for a natural gas-fired power plant in Monongalia County.
A rule that West Virginia tax officials came up with to more properly value oil and natural gas wells — and the process that led up to its enactment — have proven unpopular with the industry and with county governments.
Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies want to get out of paying more than $2.5 million in penalties for environmental violations.
National labor law enforcers have gotten a federal judge to forbid one of the region’s most prominent environmental groups from dispersing assets nearly two months after it announced it was shutting down operations.
West Virginia American Water’s request for additional tens of millions of dollars in a rate increase has drawn withering scrutiny from consumer advocate groups and the staff of the state Public Service Commission.
Conservationist groups have filed a legal challenge to a key water permit that West Virginia environmental regulators granted the Mountain Valley Pipeline last week.
Environmental groups in West Virginia and across Appalachia are urging the White House to name a permanent head of the federal agency that oversees cleanup of abandoned mine land.
West Virginia environmental regulators have approved a key water permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, adding to the project’s momentum after Virginia regulators approved the same permit in their jurisdiction earlier this month.
A federal watchdog agency has found the U.S. Department of Energy is at risk of wasting a significant amount of funding on carbon capture and sequestration projects that have little chance of success without greater oversight.
Federal mine safety regulators have said West Virginia mine operators caused accidents that killed miners in two incidents on consecutive days in June.
The Mountain Valley Pipeline has received approval for a key water permit, giving renewed momentum to the 303-mile project slated to transport natural gas across 11 counties in West Virginia before crossing into Virginia.
A panel of West Virginia lawmakers has approved giving up its power to review environmental regulator-approved changes to water pollution control permit limits based on revisions to water quality criteria for human health.
Another federal judge has ruled that Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies owe millions after environmental violations.
West Virginia environmental regulators have proposed assessing a $325,190 penalty on Huntington over the city’s lengthy history of water pollution permit violations.
A panel of West Virginia lawmakers is expected to consider an update to the state’s water quality standards Wednesday that has drawn the ire of environmentalist groups.
West Virginia lawmakers have learned that there was a lot they didn’t know about a popular climate change mitigation maneuver that California companies have employed to cover at least 4% of the state’s total land mass.
Virginia environmental regulators have dealt a blow to Mountain Valley Pipeline developers by denying an air quality permit key to a planned extension of the pipeline into North Carolina.
West Virginia lawmakers learned about flood mitigation efforts from resiliency and conservation agencies at interim legislative committee session meetings Monday.
The Build Back Better budget plan under consideration in the U.S. Senate is many things to many people.
A budget bill designed to strengthen the nation’s climate resilience and social safety net would include billions in agricultural conservation funding. Environmental advocates say that could help farmers save money and reduce pollution in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle and across the country.
If you have thoughts on a key permit Mountain Valley Pipeline’s developers are seeking that would allow them to discharge dredged material into streams and wetlands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to hear from you.
American Electric Power is selling its Ashland-based Kentucky Power Co. and other Kentucky operations to Liberty, the regulated utility business of parent company Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., for $2.846 billion.
In December, Appalachian Power filed an energy resource plan encompassing a 10-year forecast period with West Virginia utility regulators.
Feedback was divided between welcoming potential economic benefits and decrying feared environmental perils at a public comment meeting on a proposed air quality permit for a natural gas-fired power plant in Monongalia County.
On his way to work Tuesday morning, Joey James passed by an underground coal mine that closed in 1952 but has persisted in degrading the lower stretch of Deckers Creek since then.
A methanol production company is making slow progress toward beginning construction of a methanol plant in Pleasants County three months after West Virginia environmental regulators approved an air quality permit for the site.
A new program enabling owners of small forestlands to prosper from improving forest health while slowing climate change is launching in West Virginia.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., dismissed fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as an “out-of-stater” in a statement Friday on Twitter for penning an op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail urging Manchin to support President Joe Biden’s plans to invest trillions in health and child care, fighting clim…
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s pushback against what advocates say is the most critical climate measure in a social services and climate budget bill that includes much of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda has West Virginia environmentalists on edge.
On Tuesday, West Virginia utility regulators approved Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power customers picking up a burden of nearly $22 million a year from Virginia and Kentucky ratepayers.
West Virginia environmental regulators will hold a virtual meeting next week to take public comment on their plan to approve an air quality permit for a natural gas-fired power plant in Monongalia County.
Regional and national clean energy advocacy groups united Wednesday to release a report suggesting that cleaning up hazardous coal ash in the Ohio River Valley could benefit the area economically as well as environmentally.
Reaffirming a decision it had already made in August, the West Virginia Public Service Commission on Tuesday issued an order granting approval for environmental upgrades federally required to keep three in-state coal-fired plants operating past 2028.
West Virginia coal, oil and gas industry leaders sounded alarms about threats to the state’s fossil fuel industry during presentations Tuesday before state lawmakers on the Joint Standing Energy Committee during the Legislature’s interim session.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and a company controlled by his children have agreed to address environmental violations as urged by the feds after they went after him in federal court last month for again failing to comply with a consent order under which he pledged to address environmental …
The drawbacks of a technology that West Virginia’s members of Congress and some clean energy proponents have embraced as key to reducing carbon dioxide emissions far outweigh its benefits, a new Appalachia-focused report says.
The work group West Virginia legislators formed to come up with proposals to economically revitalize struggling coal communities has announced a four-stop listening tour.
Mine worker advocates have welcomed a new legislative proposal to keep federal black lung disease benefit payments flowing to certain coal miners at current rates for another decade.
Federal mine safety regulators have proposed a new rule to cut down on a category of accidents that has resulted in 12 deaths in West Virginia mines since 2016.
It took “Saturday Night Live” less than two minutes into its season premiere Saturday night to caricature Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
Crawling maggots. Sewage near the shower. The nearest toilet more than a mile away.
Federal authority to collect reclamation fees on abandoned mine land expired Thursday, leaving the program in a precarious state even as its funding pool remains available.