West Virginia legislators have announced a work group to come up with proposals to economically revitalize struggling coal communities across the state — doing so the same day that the operator of a Monongalia County coal mine gave notice that it will be closing the mine and laying off 180 w…
American Electric Power representatives defended their decision to leave the Mitchell coal-fired generating facility’s fate up to state utility regulators in testimony before them Tuesday, even while acknowledging that shutting the facility down 12 years ahead of schedule could save ratepaye…
West Virginia lawmakers and environmental regulators risk letting the state’s mining reclamation program slip into insolvency through gaping holes in statutory and permitting oversight, according to a new state legislative audit report.
Viewed as a swing voter in an evenly divided U.S. Senate, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has attracted a spotlight wherever he goes.
West Virginia suffered its second coal mining fatality in as many days Thursday.
The testimony lasted nearly four hours. The potential ratepayer impact it scrutinized would last years.
Marshall County residents, workers, union and government officials sent a clear message to West Virginia utility regulators Wednesday: Keep the Mitchell power plant open as long as possible.
Appalachian Power will maintain rights of way for some power lines starting around July 1 by spraying 5,000 acres with herbicides from a helicopter.
A case before the state’s public utility panel is poised to help shape West Virginia’s economic future.
Lawmakers have pushed two bills designed to help coal communities in West Virginia and throughout the country address abandoned mine lands a step closer to passage.
Nothing can hold a community back quite like environmental contamination.
Three federal environmental lawsuits that a South Charleston company has filed against Union Carbide Corp. have become one.
U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., has joined a group of bipartisan House committee leaders in demanding answers from the federal oversight board charged with investigating industrial chemical incidents about its ability to conduct investigations.
West Virginia proponents of a federal infrastructure package that will address the climate crisis are urging passage as negotiations between the White House and Senate Republicans near what could be a make-or-break moment.
The intergovernmental organization eyeing a sustainable energy future for the planet has sounded an alarm about the world’s climate crisis that West Virginia’s leaders are dismissing.
The long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline needs water crossing permit approval if it is to ever be completed.
West Virginia environmental regulators have approved renewal of a permit for surface mining in Raleigh County despite concerns over the environmental and health affects of surface mining operations there.
A youth program sponsored by West Virginia environmental regulators will award close to $15,000 in cash awards to groups across the state for their conservationist efforts.
No one knows better than Pam Nixon why the Kanawha Valley is known as Chemical Valley.
Environmentalist groups have zeroed in on a West Virginia mine reclamation fund report to make their case in court that the state’s mine cleanup process needs its own cleanup.
PEMBROKE, Va. (AP) — A protester from West Virginia was arrested after blockading the path to a Mountain Valley Pipeline worksite, Virginia State Police said.
West Virginia fossil fuel industry leaders see untapped potential in the state Public Energy Authority.