WV Manufacturers Association to Promote Marcellus Shale ‘Virtually’

March 19, 2020

Update: Marcellus & Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC) goes virtual! Content will be offered virtually through multiple subscription-based online events! In light of guidance from the federal government, and out of an abundance of caution, the WVMA has decided to change the format of this year’s Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference. Instead of our usual arrangement, [...]

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Prof. Yuri Gorby Lecture on 3/18/20 in Lewisburg, WV — POSTPONED!

March 18, 2020

Informational meeting on Natural Gas, Safety and Public Health, Lewisburg, WV …………………..POSTPONED…………………… From the Greenbrier River Watershed Association, March 12, 2020 Professor Yuri Gorby Phd., will lecture on “The effects of the natural gas industry on Appalachia”, on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Lewisburg Public Library. Professor Gorby, former research scientist [...]

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COVID-19 Risks Raise Concerns at Shell Cracker Construction Site

March 18, 2020

Workers at Shell Cracker Plant say Construction Site is Unsanitary Amid Coronavirus Outbreak From an Article by Andy Sheehan, KDKA Local CBS News 2, March 16, 2020 BEAVER COUNTY (KDKA) — Over the last few days, KDKA has received questions about the Shell Cracker plant that is under construction in the Ohio River valley in [...]

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The Proposed Longview II Power Plant is Not Justified for Our Future!

March 17, 2020

Proposed Longview power plant not as wonderful as promised Letter by Adrienne Epley & Kurt Griebel, Morgantown Dominion Post, March 15, 2020 Longview Power proposes to construct a 1200 MW gas-fired power plant next to its existing coal-fired power plant near Fort Martin. It also proposes adding a 20 MW solar farm. Longview also wants [...]

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Penna. Legislators Want More Tax Credits for Petrochemical Industry

March 16, 2020

Groups rally against tax breaks for petrochemical manufacturers From an Article by Chrissy Suttles, Ellwood City Ledger, March 9, 2020 Environmental groups and legislators from throughout the state gathered in Harrisburg on Monday (3/9/20) to rally against hefty tax breaks for some natural gas manufacturers. Representatives from PennFuture, the Breathe Project and nearly three dozen [...]

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H.B. 4615. The Anti-Protest Bill is Insulting & Not Needed

March 15, 2020

ACTION ALERT — WEST VA. ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL WV.Legislature’s House Bill 4615, the anti-protest bill being touted as “criminal infrastructure protection,” is intended to intimidate and silence environmentalists. It hands industry even more power, with no regard for our people. Further criminalizing actions that are already illegal is unnecessary and will further crowd our jails and [...]

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Can a “Just Transition” be Achieved in the Coal & Gas Fields of Appalachia?

March 14, 2020

Just Transition: Amid Climate Debate And Coal’s Decline, West Virginia Considers Its Future By Brittany Patterson, Ohio Valley ReSource, February 14, 2020 On a recent soggy Wednesday evening, dozens of West Virginians packed a conference room inside the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center to discuss the need for a “just transition” for coal-impacted communities. As [...]

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Update on MVP & ACP — Major Pipelines out of West Virginia

March 13, 2020

VA-DEQ notes problems with erosion control on Mountain Valley Pipeline From an Article by Laurence Hammack, Roanoke Times, March 10, 2020 At a time when building the Mountain Valley Pipeline was focused almost entirely on controlling erosion, muddy runoff continued to flow from dormant construction sites. In a letter last month to a conservation group [...]

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Crude Oil Production Costs Vary Widely Around the Globe

March 12, 2020

Petroleum Production Costs are Under Study, Market Manipulation is Widespread From an Essay by S. Tom Bond, Lewis County, March 11, 2020 Energy is a key to production, transportation, comfort and many other things in our world. War is a profligate use of energy. Until the use of steam power and electricity, technology changed slowly. [...]

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Concerned Ohio River Residents are Protesting Wastewater Injection Wells

March 11, 2020

Greetings Friends & Other Concerned Citizens, Please support the Concerned Ohio River Residents (CORR) by taking this action on two proposed injection wells for Belmont County, OH TODAY. With the proposed petrochemical hub in Appalachia, we believe more and more injection wells are being planned to prepare for the waste that would be generated to [...]

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