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Nearly Half Of West Virginia Counties Seek Broadband Grants

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A dozen applications have been submitted for broadband infrastructure improvements in West Virginia after the state Development Office announced an expansion of a block grant program. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports regional development councils and county commissions representing 27 of the state’s 55 counties are seeking about $1.6 million in grants. Most… Read More

Environment Groups Appeal Approval Of FirstEnergy Rate Plan

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Environmental groups objecting to a utility’s electricity rate increases totaling more than $600 million over three years have appealed state regulators’ approval of that plan to the Ohio Supreme Court. The Ohio Environmental Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Environmental Law and Policy Center have appealed last year’s ruling by… Read More