WV Absentee Ballot Available in General Election to Those With COVID-19 Concern

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner announced on July 27, 2020 that absentee ballots will be available to those who apply and list as a reason “illness, injury or other medical reason which keeps me confined.” Because the state continues under Governor Justice’s stay at home order, we are all “confined” and eligible for […]

Congress Passes Historic Great American Outdoors Act

On Wednesday July 22, 2020 the House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act on a bipartisan vote of 310 to 107.  The Act passed the Senate last month by a wide margin and is now ready for the President’s signature. When fully enacted the GAOA will provide $9.5 billion over 5 years to […]

Proctor & Gamble Announces Aggressive New Carbon Target

Proctor & Gamble, which operates an enormous new plant in Berkeley County, announced its new goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2030. P&G’s previous target was to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more on Proctor & Gamble or download the PDF»

Great Lakes Water Temperature Highest on Record

Water temperature in the Great Lakes is the highest on record, reaching roughly 10 degrees above normal in Lakes Michigan, Ontario and Erie. Read more on The Washington Post or download the PDF»

Developers Abandon Atlantic Coast Pipeline Effort

Fresh off a victory in the Supreme Court, two power companies throw in the towel on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Read more on The Washington Post or download the PDF»

June 2020 Conservation Update

U.S. Supreme Court Allows the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to Be Built Underneath the Appalachian Trail The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will carry natural gas 604 miles from West Virginia to North Carolina. On June 15, 2020 the Supreme Court decided a challenge to the pipeline brought by a number of Virginia conservation groups and the Sierra […]