Part 3. WV Residents Will Not Get Protection from Compressor Station Noise & Lights

February 14, 2017

  ‘G-35-D posted on the website Monday, January 30, 2017’ From an Article by Ken Ward, Jr., Charleston Gazette-Mail, February 11, 2017 During a series of interviews before he left the WV-DEP last month, Randy Huffman talked about his belief that the agency needed to continue to do more to help address the on-the-ground effects of [...]

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Part 2: WV Residents Will Not Get Protection from Compressor Station Noise & Lights

February 13, 2017

‘Better and better and better and better’ From an Article by Ken Ward, Jr., Charleston Gazette-Mail, February 11, 2017 Commenting in his speech about the state’s natural gas industry, Justice said, “We need to do everything we can to exploit that to make it even better and better and better and better.” The governor also [...]

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WV Residents Will Not Get Protection from Compressor Station Noise & Lights

February 12, 2017

WV-DEP eliminates protections for noise, light from natural gas facilities From an Article by Ken Ward, Jr., Charleston Gazette-Mail, February 11, 2017 Less than two weeks after taking office, Gov. Jim Justice’s administration quietly deleted permit language intended to protect residents in West Virginia’s natural gas regions from excessive noise and bright lights from compressor [...]

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Proposed Gas-fired Power Plant Opposed, Southeast of Pittsburgh

February 11, 2017

Facing opposition, Invenergy eyes second site for Elizabeth gas plant, southeast of Pittsburgh From an Article by Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 7, 2017 Facing a lengthy legal dispute with Elizabeth Township, a Chicago-based energy developer wants to move its proposed natural gas-fired power plant to what it hopes will be a less contentious plot [...]

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Elder Statesmen Advocate a Carbon Fee to Reimburse the Public for Climate Change

February 10, 2017

‘A Conservative Climate Solution’: Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax From an Article by John Schwartz, New York Times, February 7, 2017 A group of Republican elder statesmen is calling for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change. The group, led by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with former Secretary [...]

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Experts Expand National Plans for Climate Action

February 9, 2017

A Conservative Case for Climate Action Opinion: Op-Ed Contributors From Commentary by Martin S. Feldstein, Ted Halstead, and N. Gregory ManKiw, New York Times, February 8, 2017 CRAZY as it may sound, this is the perfect time to enact a sensible policy to address the dangerous threat of climate change. Before you call us nuts, [...]

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WV-SORO: Newsletter & Legislative Priorities

February 8, 2017

WV Surface Owners’ Rights Organization Surface Owners’ News – Winter 2017 Dear SORO Members and Friends, We know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from us. As the 2017 legislative session gets underway, we wanted to let you know what we’ve been up to and what we’ll be focusing on for the next 60 [...]

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Protecting the Environment is the Challenge for “It’s a Gas 3”

February 7, 2017

It’s a Gas 3 – Conference on Marcellus Shale Gas Development Compiled for FrackCheckWV by S. Tom Bond, Lewis County, WV “It’s a Gas 3″ was a West Virginia Pipelines and Fracking Strategy session held at Jackson’s Mill on January 20-22, 2017. It was attended by representatives of most of the West Virginia groups questioning [...]

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Court Suit Brought Against Fracking in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest

February 6, 2017

Lawsuit Launched Over Fracking in Wayne National Forest in  Ohio River Valley From an Article by the Center for Biological Diversity, EcoWatch.com, January 27, 2017 Conservation groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Thursday over invalid and outdated [...]

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AAAS: Public Policy Needs to Be Informed by the Sciences

February 5, 2017

Let’s inform public policy with good science From an Article by Barbara Schaal, Science Magazine, February 3, 2017 We recently witnessed the peaceful—if controversial—transition of the United States presidency. As with any major change in federal government, the scientific community has concerns about new directions and priorities that may affect the way science is conducted, [...]

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