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64% INTERESTS CLASH ON SELENIUM RUNOFF BILL COAL WANTS RELIEF FROM POLLUTION LIMITS; CITIZEN GROUPS WANT INDUSTRY TO ‘PLAY BY THE RULES’
[bill] is not about water quality or selenium, but pure politics," said Rob Goodwin of the group Coal River Mountain Watch. Reach Ken Ward Jr. at kward@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1702....
Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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62% SPECIAL SESSION TOMBLIN ADDS REVIVED DEP BILL TO AGENDA
from the DEP rules package, but then refused to act on the legislation after the Senate put the provision back in the bill. Reach Ken Ward Jr. at kward@wvgazettemail.com, 304-348-1702 or follow @kenwardjr on Twitter....
Published: Thursday, June 02, 2016
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62% LOOSE ENDS REMAIN AFTER SESSION FINISHES DEP RULES DIE IN DISPUTE OVER WOOD STOVE REGULATION
for toxic selenium, for example, that were aimed at making it more likely that EPA would approve the rule change, Huffman said. "The selenium rule is the one that has the coal industry most concerned, Huffman said. "Some of the other...
Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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61% DEP REGULATION BILLS WOOD STOVE STANDARDS EXCLUDED FROM RULES
it or not, really don't have a choice about whether we do or do not comply, Ireland said. "It's about who does the enforcement. Reach Ken Ward Jr. at kward@wvgazettemail.com, 304-348-1702 or follow @kenwardjr on Twitter....
Published: Friday, June 03, 2016
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60% COAL LOBBY WARY, BUT HOPEFUL OF INDUSTRY'S FUTURE
regulate coal, and personally endorsed state legislation industry lobbyists are hoping will weaken West Virginia's water quality limits for selenium runoff from mining operations. "I'm a native of the southern coalfields and I will...
Published: Friday, March 08, 2013
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55% WATER POLLUTION BILL UP FOR HOUSE FLOOR VOTE
By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer A bill that would allow increased discharges of pollution into West Virginia's rivers and streams has moved forward again, setting the stage for an up-or-down vote Wednesday in the House of Delegates. On...
Published: Wednesday, March 01, 2017
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55% BILL THAT LESSENS WATER QUALITY RESTRICTIONS MOVES TOWARD PASSAGE
By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer A bill to lessen water quality restrictions for the West Virginia coal industry advanced on Tuesday to the House floor and another step toward likely passage. Members of the House Energy Committee approved...
Published: Wednesday, April 05, 2017
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55% BILL ALLOWING MORE POLLUTION ADVANCES
By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer A bill that would allow more pollution to be discharged into West Virginia's rivers and streams was approved Wednesday afternoon by the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee, giving industry officials...
Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017
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54% HOUSE TANKS CHEM BILL; LAWMAKERS BALK AT LARGER ROLLBACK OF STORAGE LAW
By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer West Virginia House Judiciary Committee members on Monday backed away from giving the natural gas industry a broad exemption from a 3-year-old chemical tank safety law. That law was passed after the Elk...
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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54% WATER POLLUTION BILL MOVES TO SENATE FLOOR
By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer A controversial bill that could allow more toxic chemicals to be discharged into West Virginia's rivers and streams cleared another hurdle Wednesday night, on its way to giving business and industry lobbyists...
Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017
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