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Shading Out Solar: State Policies In Ohio Valley Dim Future Of Energy Jobs

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When Jennie and Brian Kahly decided to move to a 150-acre family farm in West Virginia’s Preston County, they thought a lot about what type of farmers they wanted to be. “We went ahead and made a list of values, and one of those values was to minimize our fossil fuel use,” Jennie said. “That… Read More

Former Ohio House Speaker Ryan Smith

More Vetoes Possibly On The Way During This Lame Duck Session Of Ohio Legislature

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Earlier this week, the Ohio General Assembly overturned a bill that had been vetoed by Gov. John Kasich earlier this year. The bill centered on the power of the legislature over the governor’s agencies. And it might not be the last time lawmakers override a veto this session. The House and Senate easily overrode Kasich’s veto. When… Read More

Groups Say Smart Reclamation Of Mine Lands Could Be “Appalachia’s New Deal”

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From solar farms in Virginia to a green energy subdivision in Kentucky, a new report by a group of regional advocacy organizations highlights 20 ready-made projects across the Ohio Valley that could give abandoned mining operations that were never cleaned up a second life, and create new economic opportunity across the region. In the report, released Tuesday,… Read More

State School Board Oks New Graduation Requirements, But Crisis May Be Coming For Class Of 2019

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The state school board has approved several graduation options for high school students in the class of 2022 and beyond. But board members say lawmakers need to act on some alternatives for the thousands of students who might not graduate this coming spring. If legislators approve the school board’s recommendation, students could select from tests, final projects,… Read More