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10 things to know: Thursday, November 30

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT PHOTOS SAY ABOUT NEW NORTH KOREAN BALLISTIC MISSILE Images of the Hwasong-15, a new ICBM Pyongyang claims can reach […]

EPA greenhouse gas rule hearing in WV draws supporters, opponents
By November 29, 2017 Read More →

EPA greenhouse gas rule hearing in WV draws supporters, opponents

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Supporters and opponents of the Trump administration’s Clean Power Plan repeal turned out Tuesday at the state Capitol, with both sides asking for something they almost certainly can’t have. Coal industry officials and regional political leaders spoke hopefully of a major resurgence in mining, a development […]

EPA hears both sides of Clean Power Plan during Charleston hearing
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EPA hears both sides of Clean Power Plan during Charleston hearing

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — From a 23-year-old North Carolina Council of Churches staffer to the CEO of the nation’s largest privately held coal company, officials of the Environmental Protection Agency heard dozens if not hundreds of people speak in opposition to or in favor of the Clean Power Plan on […]

Sierra Club outlines opposition to repeal of Clean Power Plan
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Sierra Club outlines opposition to repeal of Clean Power Plan

By MATT COMBS The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Although ensconced at the University of Charleston Tuesday, the attention of West Virginia’s Sierra Club was pointed across the Kanawha River at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing on the repeal of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. Sierra was joined in its “Hearing for Healthy Communities” […]

Officials voice support of repealing Clean Power Plan in West Virginia Coal Association rally
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Officials voice support of repealing Clean Power Plan in West Virginia Coal Association rally

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Some state officials and industry supporters spoke in favor of repealing the Clean Power Plan at a Tuesday rally outside the Capitol where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting it two-day public comment hearings on the proposed repeal. The West Virginia Coal Association hosted the rally […]

West Virginia Senate Taps Former West Liberty University president Rob Capehart as finance counsel
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West Virginia Senate Taps Former West Liberty University president Rob Capehart as finance counsel

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Former West Liberty University president Rob Capehart has a new job as lead counsel to the West Virginia Senate Committee on Finance.   Capehart, of Wheeling, previously served as State Secretary of Tax and Revenue, as a chief administrative law judge for the West […]

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Mountain Valley Pipeline asks federal judge to override permit denial

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Mountain Valley Pipeline is asking a federal judge to override the Fayette County commission’s Nov. 17 refusal to rezone a parcel it needs for a compressor station. MVP claims the commissioners didn’t have the authority to reject their application because the compressor station is part of […]

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BOE hears from pipeline representative

By SARAH GOODRICH The Inter-Mountain BUCKHANNON, W.Va.  — With the Atlantic Coast Pipeline planned to run through Upshur County, area schools may be affected by the proposed project. During Tuesday evening’s Upshur County Board of Education meeting, Mike Cozad, community liaison for the ACP, spoke to board members about how the school system would be […]

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Proposed Brooke County power plant awaits permits

By WARREN SCOTT The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register COLLIERS, W.Va.  — West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher recently said the proposed Brooke County Power natural gas-fired electricity plant could be one of the initial projects funded by the $83.7 billion that China Energy plans to spend in the Mountain State. Efforts to develop the […]

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WV Chief Justice has court employees remove missing couch from his house

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A day after an item in a Gazette-Mail political column inquiring about the whereabouts of a couch missing from state Supreme Court offices, Chief Justice Allen Loughry had court employees remove a leather couch from his home on Scenic Drive in Charleston Monday afternoon. Witnesses saw employees […]