“Little” Blue Run Impoundment Full of Coal Power Plant Wastes

June 1, 2022

Coal Waste in the United States Continues to Accumulate From an Article of Global Energy Monitor, June 2019 . . Coal Ash: One Valley’s Tale A January 2009 study by The New York Times following the enormous TVA coal ash spill found that there are more than 1,300 surface impoundments across the U.S. containing coal [...]

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Extended Exposure to Toxic Coal Ash Involves Death of Workers and Ongoing Law Suits

May 31, 2022

Coal ash workers dying as lawsuit over illnesses drags on From an Article by Travis Liller, AP News, May 30, 2022 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In 2013, the first of more than 200 workers who labored to clean up the nation’s worst coal ash spill filed a suit against the contractor, blaming Jacobs Engineering for [...]

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WV Interfaith Climate Conference, Saturday, June 4th, 10 to 3 PM

May 30, 2022

“Caring for Creation Together: A West Virginia Interfaith Conference on Climate Change” Dear WVIPL Friends and Supporters, We wanted to make sure you know about an upcoming event for which we are co-sponsors, along with Citizens’ Climate Lobby of West Virginia, WV Rivers Coalition, ReImagine Appalachia, WV Citizen Action Education Fund, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, [...]

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Relicensing of North Anna & Surry Nuclear Power Plants under Study in Virginia

May 29, 2022

SCC examiner says approve relicensing for North Anna and Surry nuclear plants From an Article by Sarah Vogelsong, Virginia Mercury, May 27, 2022 Dominion Energy’s two existing nuclear plants “may become more important to the transmission system” as Virginia and the utility move to decarbonize the power grid by midcentury, a hearing examiner with the [...]

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PJM Interconnection Releases a Roadmap for Future of Renewable Energy Projects in Mid-Atlantic Region

May 28, 2022

Influx of renewables has electrical grid system operator planning for future From an Article by Rachel McDevitt, State Impact Pennsylvania, May 27, 2022 PHOTO IN ARTICLE ~ Turbines that are part of the Sandy Ridge Wind Farm in Centre and Blair counties. Wind energy is one option for electricity consumers in Pennsylvania. The electric grid [...]

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May 27, 2022

Advertising Material ~ ADVERT ON NON-PRODUCING GAS WELLS IN WEST VIRGINIA . From Material of David McMahon, Lawyer, Charleston, WV, May 26, 2022 . Do you have an oil and gas well operated by Diversified Energy on your property? If it is not producing, we want to hear from you — and we can maybe [...]

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Air Pollution Worse Than Expected in Ohio River Valley

May 26, 2022

Community-Led Science Uncovers High Air Pollution From Fracking In Ohio Valley From an Article by Addrew Shawn, Verve Times, May 26, 2022 Some residents of Belmont County in eastern Ohio have long suffered from headaches, fatigue, nausea and burning sensations in their throats and noses. They suspected these symptoms were the result of air pollution [...]

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FracTracker Alliance Offers the “Oil & Gas Threat Map” ~ Online Mapping Tool

May 25, 2022

Just Launched: The Oil & Gas Threat Map for Personal Applications From the Announcement by Matt Kelso, FracTracker Alliance, May 24, 2022 FracTracker is proud to join Earthworks and a coalition of concerned health, environmental, and social justice organizations in launching the Oil & Gas Threat Map — a mapping tool to help you visualize [...]

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West Virginia SB-694 is Forced Pooling by Another Name ~ “Oil & Gas Conservation”

May 24, 2022

Two landowners sue Justice over gas pooling bill set to become law From an Article by Chris Dickerson, West Virginia Record, May 19, 2022 WHEELING – Two Northern Panhandle property owners have sued Gov. Jim Justice over a gas pooling bill set to go into effect because they say it endangers the constitutional rights of [...]

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CNX [“CONSOL Natural Gas”] to Resume Drilling at Greater Pitt Airport

May 23, 2022

CNX to resume drilling and maybe make airplane fuel from natural gas From an Article by Anya Litvak, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, May 21, 2022 When the airport and the company now known as CNX Resources signed their Marcellus Shale gas agreement in 2013, there was the potential to drill as many as 45 wells on [...]

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