Local scouting leader Amy Garbrick was elected as the first female president of the governing board for the Boy Scouts of America Mountaineer Area Council, based in north central West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
West Virginia Rivers Coalition
A chemical company in eastern Kanawha County wants to discharge toxic chemicals into the Kanawha River, and an environmental group is pushing back.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
West Virginia’s industrial and mining trade groups support the bill, but most people spoke in opposition.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The EPA has identified 346 streams in West Virginia that don’t meet water quality standards under the Clean Water Act, totaling 1,600 miles.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
These chemicals are called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS. Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties are considered one of the PFAS “hot zones,” with unsafe levels found in 21 raw water supplies in these areas.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin reintroduced two bills Thursday to commit over $1 billion in federal funding for reclamation projects and economic development in coal communities.Manchin said the bills are critical investments for West Virginia towns that have suffered from the decline of the coal industry.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The state agency tasked with regulating oil and gas permitting, inspections and the plugging of abandoned wells is facing a major budgetary shortfall and…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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