Solar Energy and the Legislature:  A Power Play in Charleston

For a state beholden to the coal and natural gas industries, solar energy generated a lot of heat the 2020 West Virginia legislative session. Two initiatives concerning alternative energy, including solar, were introduced. One survived and will…

West Virginia’s Green Amendment

In early 2019, thirty-two West Virginia legislators introduced Resolution 25 in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The Resolution called for an amendment to the West Virginia Constitution creating a right to clean air, pure water, and the…

Paper or Plastic?

Remember when grocery clerks would ask this question at the checkout counter? Now stores simply default to plastic bagging.  I have always assumed that plastic bags became the grocery industry's packaging of choice because of the cost savings…