Curtis Tate

Curtis is our Energy & Environment Reporter, based in Charleston. He has spent more than 17 years as a reporter and copy editor for Gannett, Dow Jones and McClatchy. He has written extensively about travel, transportation and Congress for USA TODAY, The Bergen Record, The Lexington Herald-Leader, The Wichita Eagle, The Belleville News-Democrat and The Sacramento Bee. You can reach him at

Mountain Valley Pipeline’s Completion Delayed Again, Builder Says

In a letter to FERC Tuesday, the company said it expects the pipeline to be ready to operate in early June.

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Safety Watchdog Has Its Eyes On The Mountain Valley Pipeline

Curtis Tate spoke with the organization’s executive director, Bill Caram, about its concerns with the project.

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PSC Chair: EPA Rules Would Threaten W.Va. Power Plant Upgrades

PSC Chair Charlotte Lane said U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules would jeopardize hundreds of millions of dollars of investments in the state’s coal fleet.

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1st W.Va. Miner Is Killed On The Job This Year In Wyoming County

Virgil Paynter, of Lynco, was fatally injured while operating an excavator at the CM Energy Operations surface mine, Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday.

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