On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra joins host Beth Vorhees live in our studio to report on the reactions by government officials to the EPA’s new rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Also, Glynis Board revisits a report issued in June that outlines how the state can comply with the Clean Power Plan.
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Railroader Ralph Swinburn was born in England on August 4, 1805. As a boy, he was working on a coal-hauling railway, when he met George Stephenson, a pioneer in steam locomotives. This friendship steered Swinburn toward a career in railway civil engineering—first in England, then in America.
Just this past June a report was released that projects possible scenarios in West Virginia given the proposed Clean Power Plan. West Virginia Public Broadcasting revisited the authors now that the final rule is passed.
Wheeling Jesuit University has agreed to pay $2.3 million to the federal government to settle claims that it misused grant funding.
U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced the settlement Monday. He said the agreement ends an investigation into allegations that the university misused funds from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Science Foundation from 2003 to 2010. A NASA audit led to the allegations.
State officials announced today a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund research at 3 WV universities.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Congressmen David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evans Jenkins announced the award for West Virginia’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, referred to as EPSCOR. The money will be used to boost research and upgrade infrastructure at West Virginia University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University and other institutions. EPSCoR is overseen by the state Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research.