Archive

You are viewing the "Brittany Patterson | WVPB" Archives

WV Officials Recommend $27 Million In Abandoned Coal Mine Cleanup Funding

By:
Posted on:

West Virginia officials Thursday announced the names of the recipients they are recommending for millions of dollars in federal funding to help clean up abandoned coal mines. The West Virginia Department of Environment Protection is recommending 12 projects in the Mountain State receive $27 million in Abandoned Mine Land Pilot program funding. “They are great… Read More

Solar Panels

Renewable Energy Outpaces Coal For First Time in the U.S.

By:
Posted on:

For the first time in the United States, renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydropower generated more electricity than coal, a trend the federal U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts will continue. According to data from the EIA released this month, in April 2019, electricity generated by renewables outpaced coal by more than 8,000 megawatt-hours, equivalent… Read More

Jim Justice

DOJ Files Suit Against Gov. Justice’s Family Companies Over Mine Violation Debts

By:
Posted on:

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit against 23 coal companies owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, seeking more than $4.7 million in unpaid fines and fees for mine safety and health violations. The delinquent fines were brought to light by investigations by NPR and the Ohio Valley ReSource as the Justice… Read More