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Freedom Industries ordered to dismantle, remove tanks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today, Jan. 25, ordered Freedom Industries to begin, by March 15, 2014, the process of dismantling, removing and properly disposing of all of its above ground storage tanks, as well as associated piping and machinery, at its Etowah River Terminal in Charleston. Gov.[Read More…]

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WVPA Sharing: Tom Miller Legislative Column for Jan. 26 posted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, on Jan. 21, announced his proposed legislation to give state government more clout in inspecting facilities like the one responsible for the recent chemical leak that left some 300,000 people in Kanawha County and the surrounding region without safe drinking water.          The legislation, titled the “West Virginia Source[Read More…]

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A little history, a lot of concern about water safety

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink” recently became the unofficial slogan for some 300,000 residents served by West Virignia American Water in the Greater Charleston metropolitan area and the adjacent counties that surround it. Charleston not only serves[Read More…]

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Road funding woes in need of a solution

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knows West Virginia roads and bridges need attention, but he and legislators are also well aware that funding for the purpose could be hard to come by. Tomblin mentioned design-build highway contracts and public/private partnerships[Read More…]

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McDowell delegate makes personal case for medical marijuana

By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the legalization of recreational marijuana in other states amounting to millions in tax revenues, West Virginia’s bill that proposes to make the plant legal for medical use is modest by comparison. But Delegate Clif Moore, D-McDowell, has some personal reasons for supporting[Read More…]

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Mineral County town will keep fluoride in water

By Richard Kerns Mineral Daily News-Tribune KEYSER, W.Va. – In response to overwhelming public opposition to ending fluoridation, the city of Keyser will continue adding fluoride to its municipal water supply. “We are going to consider that item off the table,” Mayor Randy Amtower said at Wednesday night’s City Council[Read More…]

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