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FERC authorizes Mountain Valley Pipeline operations

FERC authorizes Mountain Valley Pipeline operations

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Equitrans Midstream Corp. to commence operations on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, concluding years of regulatory and legal challenges.

Catherine Morehouse reports for POLITICO.

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Progressive Marine veteran seeks to reshape West Virginia politics

Progressive Marine veteran seeks to reshape West Virginia politics

In a bid to challenge the coal industry's grip on West Virginia, Zach Shrewsbury, a Marine Corps veteran and community organizer, has launched his U.S. Senate campaign.

Dan Kaufman reports for The New Yorker.

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Fracking operations leave West Virginia families in distress

Fracking operations leave West Virginia families in distress

Fracking operations by a Pittsburgh company in West Virginia have led to severe health complaints from local families, sparking a federal investigation.

Quinn Glabicki reports for PublicSource.

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Q&A: What a Joe Manchin presidential run could mean for the 2024 election—and the climate

In a recent swing through New Hampshire, the West Virginia Senator—who has pressed for more “energy security” in the U.S.—suggested that it’s up to Asian countries to reduce fossil fuel reliance.
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West Virginia's financial struggle with abandoned coal mine cleanup

West Virginia faces a severe financial burden due to its ineffective fund for cleaning up abandoned coal mines, potentially leaving taxpayers with massive costs.

Ken Ward Jr. reports for Mountain State Spotlight and ProPublica.

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West Virginians could get stuck cleaning up the coal industry’s messes

The state’s program for reclaiming abandoned coal mines has long been plagued with problems, but state and federal officials have done little to prepare for this reckoning.
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Manchin's energy legacy leaves WV environmentalists frustrated, fossil fuel industry pleased

Before he numbered his days in the U.S. Senate last week, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spent the morning chairing a hearing on abandoned coal mine land reclamation economic revitalization programs.

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