Regulation of Oil & Gas Industry Inadequate in West Virginia

August 7, 2017

Oil and gas industry is not overregulated in West Virginia Letter from Dave McMahon, Charleston Daily Mail, August 3, 2017 As a long-time lawyer and lobbyist for surface owners, I have always said that I like almost everybody I meet in the oil and gas industry. But like dogs that form a pack when they [...]

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$peculation on Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Is Wide$pread, Part 2

August 6, 2017

Pipeline Payday: How Builders Win Big, Whether More Gas Is Needed or Not, Part 2 From an Article by Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News, August 3, 2017 How the Cozy Relationship Pays Off Historically, utilities had no corporate affiliation with the pipeline companies that provided their natural gas. That has changed in recent years as [...]

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$peculation on Natural Gas Pipeline Projects is Wide$pread, Part 1

August 5, 2017

Pipeline Payday: How Builders Win Big, Whether More Gas Is Needed or Not, Part 1 From an Article by Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News, August 3, 2017 Close corporate relationships between pipeline builders and gas buyers are allowing companies to reap higher profits while locking in emissions for years to come. The real fight over [...]

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Antero Resources Waste Dump in Doddridge County is Very Questionable

August 4, 2017

Frack-Waste Dump Construction Continues in Doddridge County Letter from Barbara Daniels, Nicholas County, WV, August 4, 2014 With three high-priced lawyers and an imported team of experts, Antero Resources LLC and the WV DEP recently steam-rolled over a one-man appeal to temporarily stop construction of a 447-acre frack-waste dump in Doddridge County at the Ritchie [...]

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Derailed Train Cars Burning in Southwestern Pennsylvania

August 3, 2017

Derailed train of flammable chemicals from Chicago is latest tanker mishap From an Article by Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff and Christine Tresse, ABC Eyewitness News, August 03, 2017 An entire Pennsylvania town is still evacuated after a freight train from Chicago ran off the tracks and burst into flames. At least 32 cars of [...]

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Can Add Excess Sediment to WV Streams

August 2, 2017

Comments on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) are Due THIS Friday, August 4th From West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Main Web-site, August 1, 2017 You have an opportunity to comment on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Water Quality Certification, the permit that ensures the project meets West Virginia’s water quality standards. As proposed the Atlantic Coast [...]

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Headwater Streams and Wetlands Across the USA at Risk for More Pollution

August 2, 2017

The Time is Now to Contact EPA and Your Congressional Delegation From West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Main Web-site, July 31, 2017 Headwater streams and wetlands across West Virginia like Big Run Bog in Tucker County, pictured below, are at risk to loose protection under the Clean Water Act. The Trump Administration has begun the process [...]

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Mariner East 2 Pipeline Spills in Pennsylvania are Really Serious

August 1, 2017

Mariner East 2 Drilling Fluid Spills – Updated Map and Analysis From an Article by Kirk Jalbert, PhD, MFA, July 26, 2017 ME2 pipeline and spills map by Kirk JalbertLast week, a judge with the PA Environmental Hearing Board granted a two week halt to horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations pertaining to the construction of [...]

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Virginia & West Virginia Need to Protect Streams from Pipelines

July 31, 2017

Subject: Protecting Water Quality in Name Only Letter from Rick Webb, Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition, July 26, 2017 DPMC CALLS ON GOVERNOR McAULIFFE The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has indicated that applications for water quality certification of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) could be denied “in theory.” We [...]

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The Scientific Method is the Best Approach to Problem Solving

July 30, 2017

To Defend Western Civilization, Start With Science From an Essay by Prof. Adam Frank, 13.7 Blog, NPR, July 18, 2017 Just before joining other leaders at the G-20 summit, President Donald Trump gave a speech in Poland where he asked: “Does the West have the will to survive?” Since then, a lot of ink (and [...]

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