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Blog Posts in 2014

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  • Geothermal Energy in West Virginia
    Geothermal Energy in West Virginia

    Despite West Virginia’s diversity in the energy sector, many residents across the Mountain State are concerned with issues surrounding energy efficiency. A small group of Sierra Club volunteers and ...

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  • Change in West Virginia's Approach to GHG Reductions?
    Change in West Virginia's Approach to GHG Reductions?

    West Virginia has played a pivotal role in the natural resource industry for its entire history. Dating back to the beginning of its history, West Virginia has provided this region and the nation with ...

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  • Drilling and Laying Pipe on Public Lands
    Drilling and Laying Pipe on Public Lands

    As West Virginia becomes more and more saturated with oil and gas expansion, be it drilling wells or laying pipeline, the issues surrounding the business also become more prevalent. Water and air ...

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  • Don Blankenship indicted on counts related to the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster
    Don Blankenship indicted on counts related to the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster

    On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Don Blankenship, former Massey Energy CEO, was indicted on numerous counts of conspiracy related to the April 2010 Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster that killed 29 ...

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  • West VIrginia American Water Criticized For No Plan for Toxic Spill
    West VIrginia American Water Criticized For No Plan for Toxic Spill

    The January 9, 2014, chemical spill on the Elk River in Charleston was a major wake-up call throughout West Virginia. It is estimated that 300,000 people were without water [1], and the total impact, ...

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  • MINER SAFETY MUST REMAIN A PRIORITY
    MINER SAFETY MUST REMAIN A PRIORITY

    Recently, the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training cited Patriot Coal for failing to ensure that a mine’s roofs and walls were properly supported—a failure that may have ...

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