Category Archives: West Virginia

Patriot files bankruptcy, gives up mountaintop removal

After being driven to bankruptcy, environmental groups were able to use cleanup obligations to pressure a major mountaintop removal practitioner to give up mountaintop removal mining. Patriot Coal was having plenty of problems this year. By this summer, the company … Continue reading

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Families Want Criminal Charges for Graveyard Destruction

November 21, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The people with loved ones in a desecrated Logan County cemetery are waiting to see if the gas company responsible for the damage appeals a ruling against it. In the meantime, many of them … Continue reading

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Poet and native West Virginian Crystal Good reads her poem “Boom Boom”.

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West Virginia takes four times longer to get the power back on than other states.

The US Dept. of Energy reports that West Virginia’s average time to fix a power outage is Power 439 minutes per customer, as compared to the national average of 120 minutes. Until 2009 WV had no standards for enforce rules … Continue reading

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Countdown to Full power in Greenbrier County

July 11, 2012 Still 1,254 without power in Greenbrier County. Greenbrier PGA Results (ended July 8, 2012) PLAYER POS ROUNDS1 2 3 4 TOTAL SCORE OFFICIAL MONEY FedExCup POINTS Ted Potter, Jr. 1 69 67 64 64 264 $ 1,098,000.00 … Continue reading

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12 days + and counting without power for locals in Greenbrier County – But PGA Classic (July 5-8) a charged, electrifying, juiced, power driven, voltaic success!

MonPower is still showing customers in Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers Counties without electricity.

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The Rural Side of Power Outage

Straight line winds, powerful as a hurricane, knocked out electricity in much of West Virginia June 29. More than a week later, residents without well water, toilets or, in some cases, food, turned to each other to resuscitate old skills … Continue reading

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“Jim Justice Has Power, But Not Us Poor Bastards.”

Sign in West Virginia, Greenbriar County

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Climate Change Reality Check in the Heart of West Virginia Coalfields

  As reports of revamped mountaintop removal operations and detonations continue to rock the electricity-bereft disaster areas in the West Virginia coalfields, ailing residents—entering their second week of a mounting humanitarian crisis—expressed disbelief and contempt for the inaction of Gov. … Continue reading

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Generator keeping husband alive while WV politics favors Greenbriar County electrical needs for PGA Tournemant


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