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New DEP director sees wider focus for agency
- and likes to get out and walk in the woods. "I plan on being the DEP director," Castle said. "I don't plan on taking [DEP mining chief] John Ailes' job. "I think I was brought in to deal with a lot of problems," he said. "Mining is...
Published: Tuesday, August 10, 1999
Ancient path Coal River trail would follow old wagon
- kayakers and anglers. "It will look like the Greenbrier River Trail, but you won't have to drive four hours to get here," said John Walls, operator of Coal River Canoe Livery, and one of the supporters of the project. A grant from the...
Published: Tuesday, June 15, 1999
Weekend events Things to do
- the journalist who wrote last year's U.S. News & World Report article critical of strip mining, will lead a discussion on the dangers of mountaintop removal, at 8 p.m. Saturday, as part of the Small World Initiative at Coolfont Resort,...
Published: Friday, April 03, 1998
- of justice are dangerously overbalanced in favor of big industry. This task force, as I understand, has been appointed to study the mountaintop removal mining issue. Why would so many coal related people need to study this particular...
Published: Wednesday, June 24, 1998
- constitute from five to 15 percent of the daily population at the regional jails. That is a lot of space that is being wasted. H. John Rogers New Martinsville Belle residents not getting fair deal Editor: On Aug. 16 in the Sunday Gazette-Mail,...
Published: Sunday, August 30, 1998
- the citizens of Kanawha County oppose it actively. Sarah Grubb Charleston Economy difficult for working couple Editor: Bravo to Mr. John David! Thank you for the excellent March 16 commentary on the actual state of our economy and how...
Published: Thursday, April 09, 1998
Environmentalists prefer courts to chances with mining
- we're really not expecting much from the task force," Foreman said. Of the 17 members of the panel, only one is an environmental activist: John McFerrin, president of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy. In addition, the chairman...
Published: Sunday, November 01, 1998
- let big coal ravage hills, streams Editor: If you listen to coal industry lobbyists, we members of the public have nothing to fear from mountaintop removal and valley fill. At the public hearing on Senate Bill 145, a bill that would...
Published: Friday, January 30, 1998
Giardina unsettles political landscape
- is on its way out' The main issue is to prepare for the time when coal has all been mined, Giardina says. She also is opposed to mountaintop removal strip mining, aspects of which a federal judge recently ruled violate federal law....
Published: Sunday, November 21, 1999
- president puts into perspective the importance of community involvement. I thought this was a very humbling exercise in true character. John Smithson South Charleston President should admit mistakes Editor: A while back when the liberal...
Published: Wednesday, August 12, 1998