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By July 3, 2017 Read More →

FERC tells FirstEnergy to submit more information on proposed Pleasants plant deal

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission wants more information before it moves forward with FirstEnergy’s request to sell the Pleasants Power Station to its West Virginia subsidiary, Monongahela Power Co. FERC issued a five-page notice of deficiency June 26, saying additional information is required before FirstEnergy’s requested […]

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New River Clean Energy Project kicks off with opening of new facility
By June 29, 2017 Read More →

New River Clean Energy Project kicks off with opening of new facility

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — New, alternative fuel sources — a goal West Virginia is slowly striving for, and a goal the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority is beginning to achieve. RCSWA hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for the building behind the company’s newest act — the New River […]

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By June 29, 2017 Read More →

New state contractor disclosure law to take effect in July

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A law passed during the 2017 legislative session requiring contractors to disclose the names of those with an interest in any state agency contract worth $100,000 or more is set to go into effect July 7, state ethics officials said. The law, House Bill 2001, requires […]

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EPA, Corps to roll back Obama-era Waters of the United States rule
By June 28, 2017 Read More →

EPA, Corps to roll back Obama-era Waters of the United States rule

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are rolling back a Clean Water Rule that was opposed by industry and embraced by environmental groups. The two agencies announced Tuesday, June 27, that they are proposing to rescind the 2015 Obama-era rule that expanded the […]

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By June 28, 2017 Read More →

Coal reclaims part of power generation market

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the price of natural gas going up, coal is reclaiming part of its market share in electricity generation. According to data from the Energy Information Administration, coal accounted for about 59.42 million megawatts of power generated by utilities in April, up from about 53.48 million […]

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Six arrested in Capito’s office after day of protesting health care bill
By June 27, 2017 Read More →

Six arrested in Capito’s office after day of protesting health care bill

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Authorities detained six protesters Monday who refused to leave Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s Charleston office without an assurance that she will oppose the U.S. Senate’s rewrite of the American Health Care Act. Kayla Parker, Joe Solomon, Terry Pickett, Jim Lewis, Bill Price and Paul Dalzell were taken […]

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By June 27, 2017 Read More →

Report forecasts increase in health care costs in West Virginia

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia is projected to have a 122-percent increase in uncompensated care costs from 2017 to 2026 under the American Health Care Act, according to a new report issued by the Commonwealth Fund. The American Health Care Act, as passed by the U.S. House […]

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Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A mosquito trapped in Cabell County has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. The health department has been monitoring West Nile virus in the mosquito populations by trapping the mosquitoes and submitting them to the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services for viral […]

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By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Hearings in WV drug wholesale lawsuits begin

By KAYLA ASBURY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorneys for drug wholesalers being sued by numerous West Virginia counties want the lawsuits tossed out, arguing that claims against them are “legally insufficient.” The first hearing for the West Virginia counties suing various drug wholesalers took place Tuesday in the U.S. District Court, in Charleston. Parties […]

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By June 19, 2017 Read More →

Berkeley County overdose deaths see decrease

By JIM McCONNVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County has seen a decrease in drug overdose deaths in the last two months, according to Berkeley County Community Recovery Services Coordinator Kevin Knowles, who spoke before the Berkeley County Council on Thursday. “We went from 7 overdose deaths in March and 7 in April, to […]

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