BP To Cut Oil Production By 40% Over the Decade

BP, one of the world’s largest oil companies, announced August 4, 2020 that it would cut its oil and gas production 40% and increase its renewable electric power output twenty-fold within the next ten years. It also expects to direct a third of its capital spending — $5 billion to $7 billion — toward low-carbon […]

Elliot Simon to Face John Doyle for 67th District Delegate Seat

Elliot Simon has been appointed by the Jefferson County Republican Party to challenge incumbent John Doyle for Delegate in the 67th District, including Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown. The original Republican candidate, Mark Everhart, withdrew after disclosure of prior legal troubles. Simon ran against Doyle for the same set in 2010 but narrowly lost. In 2012, […]

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 […]

Trophy Rainbow Trout Caught in Kanawha River

Surprising the angler and biologists, a twenty-one inch Rainbow Trout was recently caught in the Kanawha River near downtown Charleston. Trout are rare in the Kanawha in July, when water temperatures can reach 80 degrees. Read more on The Charleston Gazette-Mail or download the PDF»

Potomac Riverkeepers Plan Suit Against Coal Company for Contaminated Stormwater

Environmental groups, including the Potomac Riverkeepers, issued a notice of intent to sue D & L Coal Company of Keyser, West Virginia, for allegedly allowing stormwater contaminated with coal waste to enter the North Branch of the Potomac River. D & L’s coal loading operation formerly served the closed Luke, Maryland, paper mill. Read more […]

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»

Judge Halts Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal judge ordered a halt to the Dakota Access Pipeline until a proper environmental impact analysis is done, which could take a year. 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»

NOAA Issues 2019 High Tide Flooding Report

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a report detailing the level of high tide flooding (HTF) in 2019. Coastal flooding caused by sea level rise is happening now and will increase each year into the future. Flooding typically occurs when ocean water reaches .5 meter above daily average high tide. This causes water […]