Justice: 2019 budget hole could be $700 million

By Andrea Lannom Register-Herald Reporter   With the state's budget deficit expected to reach more than $700 million in the 2019 fiscal year, Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday he hopes to find a way to staunch the bleeding — but said it will take time. Justice spoke to lawmakers and business owners at the Beckley-Raleigh [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

Natural Gas Production Expected To Grow

Casey Junkins Business/Energy Writer cjunkins@theintelligencer.net WHEELING — Federal officials believe natural gas prices will climb for the next two years, which alarms those concerned with how Marcellus and Utica shale drilling impacts the environment — especially if President Donald Trump scraps President Barack Obama’s planned 45 percent cut for methane emissions. According to U.S. Energy [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

Trump releases a two-page energy plan that embraces fossil fuels

By Daniel Tyson REGISTER-HERALD REPORTER   Jan 21, 2017Seven paragraphs outlined the plan, called the America First Energy Plan, and which the new president said would invigorate the economy while ensuring security by creating thousands of jobs and making the U.S. less dependent on foreign energy sources."President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

President Trump quickly turns the page on energy

By Talkline host Hoppy Kercheval Candidate Donald Trump pledged to put coal miners back to work. It was a bold promise since there are multiple factors that have contributed to the rapid decline of the coal industry. However, Trump wasted little time once he took office outlining his plans for energy. As Trump was taking [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

Outgoing DEP chief Huffman looks back on eight years leading agency

By Ken Ward, Charleston Gazette-Mail Last week, Randy Huffman was taking the last few pictures off the walls of his third-floor office at the state Department of Environmental Protection. Group photos of youth sports teams he coached. Family portraits. Some shots of prize-winning fish he’s caught. Friday was Huffman’s last day on the job as [...]

By | January 14th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

MATRIC Announces Thomas A. Heywood to Succeed Gregory S. Babe as Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) announced today that Thomas A. Heywood has succeeded Gregory S. Babe as Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Babe served as Chairman since 2014 will remain a member of the board. "The past three years of expansion were critical for MATRIC, and we are [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

W.Va. Transportation Secretary Mattox is latest Tomblin higher-up to depart

By Brad McElhinny in News | January 05, 2017 at 10:09AM CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Paul Mattox, the longest-serving Transportation secretary in West Virginia history, has announced plans to leave state government, making him the latest cabinet secretary in the outgoing Tomblin administration to do so. “I plan on leaving at the conclusion of the Tomblin [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

Where and how the Atlantic Coast Pipeline could affect what’s along its route

Where and how the Atlantic Coast Pipeline could affect what’s along its route   By Brad McElhinny in News | January 02, 2017 at 5:05PM   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal examination of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline includes how the project might affect underground terrain, sinkholes, forests, sensitive species like Indiana bats, groundwater, wildlife, [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Industry News|0 Comments

FERC gives favorable report of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

  Max Galand Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff released a favorable draft report on the environmental impact of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project Friday, a major step toward approval of the construction that would go through national forests in West Virginia. The executive summary of the statement released [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

Thrasher chosen by Justice to be commerce secretary

By Jeff Jenkins in News | December 27, 2016 at 12:59PM CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A successful Harrison County businessman will be Governor-elect Jim Justice’s secretary of commerce. WVU Alumni Association Woody Thrasher will be state commerce secretary in the Justice Administration. Justice announced Tuesday that he has chosen Woody Thrasher, president of The Thrasher Group. [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments