Flaring of Natural Gases is Gross Insult to the Earth’s Greenhouse Effect

October 4, 2019

Shell forced to burn off gas it cannot sell From an Article by Angie Brown, BBC Scotland, October 2, 2019 Shell has been forced to burn off “significant” volumes of ethane because it cannot sell it to a firm that has temporarily shut down its plant with flaring issues in Fife. Residents living near the [...]

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Proposed PILOT Agreement is Gross Giveaway to Longview Power II

October 3, 2019

Morgantown Already has Three Polluting Electric Power Plants To the Editor, Morgantown Dominion Post, October 2, 2019 The plan to expand the Longview Power Plant with a gas-fired plant (Dominion Post — September 13) is disturbing. The company wants the Monongalia County Commission to approve a huge tax break, a PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of [...]

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Political Influence Continues at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

October 2, 2019

FERC Warns A Gas Pipeline Attack Could Cause Mass Blackouts From an Article by Tsvetana Paraskova, OilPrice.com, September 24, 2019 An attack on a single natural gas pipeline in the United States could lead to mass blackouts, Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), told CNN Business, discussing America’s energy infrastructure in [...]

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Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Uncertainty is Not Our Friend

October 1, 2019

Adam Sobel Testifies on Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Uncertainty is Not Our Friend From an Article by Marie DeNoia Aronsohn, Columbia University, September 26, 2019 Adam Sobel, founding director of Columbia University’s Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate, which is based at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, testified today before the House Science, Space, and Technology [...]

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WV Legislators Discuss Climate Change with WVU Students

September 30, 2019

During legislative interims, Hansen, Hanshaw chat with students about climate change From an Article by Kate Mishkin, Charleston Gazette Mail, September 24, 2019 Climate change is real, it’s man-made and it doesn’t have to be political. Those were some of the messages West Virginia’s students got from their elected leaders Tuesday morning in the middle [...]

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Memorial to April Pierson-Keating, Founder of the Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance

September 29, 2019

April Pierson-Keating: the Best of West Virginia From the Memorial of Michael M. Barrick, Appalachian Chronicle, September 29, 2019 BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — We honor April’s too-brief life by fighting to the end, as she exemplified. The first time I met April Pierson-Keating in 2014, I immediately knew I had met a woman that had no [...]

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Natural Gas Pipeline Under C & O Canal & Potomac River Not Welcome

September 28, 2019

National Park Service signs off on pipeline under C&O Canal From an Article by Mike Lewis, Hagerstown Herald-Mail, September 26, 2019 HANCOCK — The National Park Service has signed off on a study that says extending a natural gas pipeline under the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park “will have no significant effects on [...]

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The Appalachian Trail is a Significant National Asset

September 27, 2019

Can the Appalachian Trail Block a Natural Gas Pipeline? From an Article by Noah Sachs, American Prospect, August 14, 2019 The question of the trail’s ownership looms large in a case that may be headed to the Supreme Court. The answer could determine the fate of natural gas megaprojects on the East Coast. Protesters gather [...]

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Sea Level Rising Faster Every Year — This Is A Crisis

September 26, 2019

UN report warns of accelerating sea level rise in a warming world From an Article by Kalina Oroschakoff, POLITICO News, September 25, 2019 MONACO — Global warming is harming the world’s oceans and mountains and fueling sea level rise — possibly faster than previously estimated, according to a landmark U.N. report on oceans and the [...]

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Antero Closes Clearwater Facility to Re-evaluate Local Frack Water Processing

September 25, 2019

Antero Idles $300 Million Clearwater Facility From an Article of WBOY News 12, Clarksburg, September 18, 2019 CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Antero Resources has idled a $300 million water treatment facility on the Doddridge/Ritchie county line, company officials said Wednesday. The shutdown of the Antero Clearwater Facility is being done so that Antero can do an [...]

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