Shelters in West Virginia are increasingly faced with the challenge of fewer dog adoptions. The higher cost of pet food and vet care at a time inflation is hitting the country are thought to be contributing factors.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Congress put the Office Of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement in charge of $11.3 billion toward mine reclamation for use over the next 15 years, but according to environmental groups, the money isn’t getting to communities fast enough.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Environmental and community advocates in Appalachian coal communities are concerned about a new federal rule, finalized this week, that is changing the process that allows citizens to file complaints about polluting coal mining operations.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A federal court on Friday approved a deal that requires two federal agencies to review the environmental impacts of coal mining on endangered species,…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In apparent anticipation of a federal lawsuit seeking recovery of overdue penalties, coal companies owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
West Virginia conservation officials say several remediation projects at or adjacent to old mine sites have received approvals to start spending federal…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In an unprecedented move, this week the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement issued a Policy Advisory to any states that issue…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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