Chemical Leaks, PFAS & Local Train Derailments Recently

March 11, 2023

CSX Train Derails In New River Gorge, Injuring 3 Railroad Workers From an Article by Curtis Tate, WV public Broadcasting, March 10, 2023 In a statement, CSX said an empty coal train struck a rock slide before 5 a.m. near Sandstone. [Sandstone is on the New River and WV Route 20 in Summers County, just [...]

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PETITION ALERT ~ L.N.G. by Rail is Way Too Dangerous, Tell President Biden and the PHMSA

March 10, 2023

Stop Liquified Natural Gas by Rail in Your Community! MEMO: To Regional Residents & Concerned Citizens, Mid-Atlantic States, March 9, 2023 We are asking for your support to sign a petition asking President Biden and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to take action to protect communities from the transport of dangerous liquified [...]

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Traditional Values Under Threat in U.S. Congress: E.S.G. Plans Under Attack!

March 9, 2023

Conservative values cast aside, Congress wages war on ‘woke’ Opinion Editorial of the Morgantown Dominion Post, March 9, 2023 While we’ve been largely focused on what’s been happening in Charleston lately, we’ve also had our eye on Washington, D.C., and the culture war backlash happening there. Last week, Congress passed a joint resolution “disapproving” a [...]

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Absolutely No Real Necessity to Build & Operate Nuclear Reactors

March 8, 2023

Action Alert from the WV Environmental Council, March 8, 2023 At any time, the Senate Finance Committee is set to consider HB 2896, which aims to designate West Virginia as an agreement state with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC). However, this move could result in a financial burden of at least 9 million [...]

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SOLAR UNITED NEIGHBORS (SUN) issues their impressive Annual Report

March 7, 2023

To: Everyone Interested & Concerned About Energy Supply and the Environment From the Solar United Neighbors, Washington, DC, March 6, 2023 I’m thrilled to share our 2022 Annual Report with you. In it, you’ll find just a sampling of all of the incredible work our team accomplished last year. Here’s a few highlights: A. Helped [...]

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CONSIDER West Virginians for Energy Freedom (WV4EF)

March 6, 2023

Community solar projects enable individuals, businesses, or organizations to purchase or subscribe to a “share” in a community solar project. Community solar participants receive a credit on their electric bill each month for the energy produced by their share.

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TRAIN DISASTER in East Palestine Pollutes Eastern Ohio & Ohio River

March 5, 2023

Environmental Disaster from East Palestine, OH Train Derailment From the Article by Leigh Martinez, PennFuture Blog, February 23, 2023 The East Palestine, Ohio train derailment disaster is shocking in its scale and potential effects. Unfortunately, we may not know this disaster’s long-term health and environmental impacts for months or even years. The gradual release and [...]

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Community Solar Petition Available Now ~ You Can Sign & Be Helpful!

March 4, 2023

Sign the petition: Show your support for community solar ASAP From the Coalition Named “West Virginians for Energy Freedom” You can join with fellow West Virginians in support of allowing community solar in our State of West Virginia. Community solar will rein in energy costs, create jobs, and promote energy freedom. Community solar projects enable [...]

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PLEASE HELP OUT! ~ The WV Legislative Session End on March 11th!

March 3, 2023

One Week to Go! What Policy Priorities Are Still in Play in the WV Legislature? . . . From the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Charleston, WV, March 3, 2023 HB 3189, the PFAS Protection Act, passed the House in a vote of 82-9. It’s now referenced to Government Organization Committee in the Senate. Contact your [...]

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Small Modular Nuclear Reactors ~ Bad Deal or Terrible Deal

March 2, 2023

Small modular nuclear reactors: A bad deal for Southwest Virginia! And all of us! From the Letter by Rees Shearer, Virginia Mercury, February 16, 2023 In announcing his 2022 Virginia Energy Plan, Gov. Youngkin said, “A growing Virginia must have reliable, affordable and clean energy for Virginia’s families and businesses.” The Governor’s plan to promote [...]

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