Caperton fires DEP environmental advocate

Ken Ward Jr., Staff Writer January 27, 2017   Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton today fired Wendy Radcliff, the leader of the agency’s Office of Environmental Advocate, a move that immediately drew strong criticism from a state environmental community that was already wary of how Caperton, a longtime coal industry consultant, would run [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delegate Bill Anderson to chair WV House Energy Committee

Delegate Bill Anderson to chair WV House Energy Committee House Speaker Armstead announces Republican leadership for the session. By Jess Mancini City Editor Parkersburg News and Sentinel jmancini@newsandsentinel.com  PARKERS BURG, W.Va. — A member of the House of Delegates from Wood County is moving from president pro tem to chairman of the Energy Committee. Delegate Bill [...]

By | January 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ES-AAPG Meeting Update

Plenty of new information has been added to the website for the September 25-27 ES-AAPG meeting in Lexington, Kentucky! Check the agenda page here for a newly-posted preliminary schedule for our technical sessions, updated information on workshops and field trips, and a new link to meetings and social events during the gathering. Make sure to [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

News of Interest

  Hot Mess: How Radioactive Fracking Waste Wound Up Near Homes And Schools By Glynis Board • Jun 20, 2016   The energy that lights up, turns on, cools and heats our lives leaves a trail of waste. Natural gas is no exception. The waste from the gas drilling known as “fracking” is often radioactive. [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Budget Bill Passed, SIgned

As we celebrate West Virginia’s 153rd birthday today, many in our state are breathing a sigh of relief since a budget bill has now been officially passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Tomblin.  However, budget cuts have still left several West Virginians unsure as to the future of their employment and/or benefits. The [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

After a year, WVU fracking project putting school and state at cutting edge

by Wilson Harvey, Exponent Telegram MORGANTOWN — With the future in mind, WVU began the Marcellus Shale Energy Environmental Laboratory (MSEEL) project last June, a study meant to give a look at the hydraulic fracking process over five years with an $11 million price tag. The study was done in collaboration with The Ohio State [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments