Ken Ward, Jr.

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Name: Ken Ward, Jr.
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

McKinley proposes help for laid-off miners

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., is a coal industry backer who questions the established science on climate change and calls President Obama’s efforts to address the problem a “war on coal.” Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, is a liberal who says the U.S. Environmental ... [Published Charleston Gazette - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Study blames methane leaks on faulty well casings

Problems with natural gas well construction appears to be the primary cause of drinking water contamination from shale-gas extraction, according to a new study published today by researchers from five universities.The study did not find evidence of methane ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Severe black lung rates continue to rise

The worst type of black lung disease now affects a larger share of Appalachian coal miners than at any time since the 1970s, government researchers warned in a new data analysis published on Monday.Experts at the National Institute for Occupational Safety ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Braxton spill didn't reach Elk River, DEP says

State Department of Environmental Protection officials said Friday that they don’t believe any natural gas drilling waste from a truck that wrecked in Braxton County on Thursday made it into the Elk River.The incident occurred at about 4:15 p.m. and involved ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

The climate marches on

“Unjust laws exist.” So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.” The naturalist and pacifist asked, “Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, ... [Published Aspen Daily News - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Patriot Coal considering more layoffs

Patriot Coal said Tuesday it is considering more layoffs at its Corridor G mining complex near Danville in Boone County.The complex, which includes the Hobet 21 surface mine and the Beth Station preparation plant, employs 360 people and produced 2.3 million ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 2 reports

Former Murray Energy Worker: I Was Fired Because I Wouldn’t Donate To GOP Politicians

Robert E. Murray, of Murray Energy Corp., speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007. CREDIT: AP Photo/Scott Sommerdorf A Pennsylvania woman who lost her job at a West Virginia coal mine in May is suing her former employer, Murray Energy, ... [Published Think Progress - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Tomblin names water commission members

With the clock ticking and its first report due in mid-December, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Thursday finally named members to serve on the new state Public Water System Supply Commission set up as part of legislation passed in the wake of the January chemical ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

PSC chairman recuses himself from spill probe

The chairman of the state Public Service Commission has recused himself from an increasingly controversial case in which the commission is investigating West Virginia American Water Co.’s response to the January chemical spill and the water crisis that ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Morning Consult Energy: EPA Touts Air Pollution Progress; Asian Firms Prepare for US Shale Exports

Today’s Washington Brief:The EPA released a  report   Thursday  touting the fact that their efforts have reduced toxic air pollutants significantly.  The Hill’s Timothy Cama has the  story .POLITICO Pro’s Alex Guillen  reports  that billionaire Tom Steyer’s ... [Published The Morning Consult - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

State responds to mine guard death

State inspectors have told a coal-mine security company to create a check-in system for its guards following the April drowning of a security supervisor at a Kanawha County coal-loading dock.The state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training told ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Water company presses for secrecy in PSC spill investigation

Attorneys for West Virginia American Water Company are insisting that the state Public Service Commission not force them to release any documents that explain what sort of planning the company did to prepare for potential contamination of its Elk River ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 21 2014]

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McKinley proposes help for laid-off miners [Published Charleston Gazette - 15 hours ago]
Tennant would support new Senate black lung bil... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 18 2014]
Severe black lung rates continue to rise [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 15 2014]
Study blames methane leaks on faulty well casings [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 15 2014]
W.Va. considering whether to make crude oil shi... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 12 2014]
Braxton spill didn't reach Elk River, DEP says [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 12 2014]
C8 panel says it didn't rely on ex-WVU researcher [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 11 2014]
The climate marches on [Published Aspen Daily News - Sep 11 2014]
Former Murray Energy Worker: I Was Fired Becaus... [Published Think Progress - Sep 10 2014]
Patriot Coal considering more layoffs [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 10 2014]
Former foreman sues Murray Energy over firing [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 09 2014]
DEP rule called 'practical step' on tank inspec... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 09 2014]
DEP plans focused approach to tank inspections [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 08 2014]
Judge concerned Freedom Industries won't clean ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 08 2014]
Judge rules again to let suit against Jackson K... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 05 2014]
Tomblin names water commission members [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 04 2014]
Trans Energy facing criminal charges over drill... [Published Charleston Gazette - Sep 04 2014]
PSC: W.Va. American Water must turn over some r... [Published Coal Valley News - Aug 29 2014]
Freedom eyes DEP's voluntary cleanup program [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 28 2014]
Labor Day and Election Day 2014 [Published LEO Weekly - Aug 28 2014]
Kessler, Miley urge special session to delay ch... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 27 2014]
PSC chairman recuses himself from spill probe [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 27 2014]
Morning Consult Energy: EPA Touts Air Pollution... [Published The Morning Consult - Aug 22 2014]
PSC orders water company to turn over some reco... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 22 2014]
State responds to mine guard death [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 21 2014]
Water company presses for secrecy in PSC spill ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 21 2014]
Judge rules corps can ignore mining health studies [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 20 2014]
Water study panel not yet appointed [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 20 2014]
DHHR lacks chemical spill expertise, CDC review... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 19 2014]
PSC paves way for water company planning questi... [Published Charleston Gazette - Aug 18 2014]
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Former Murray Energy Worker: I Was Fired Becaus... [Published Think Progress - Sep 10 2014]
Robert E. Murray, of Murray Energy Corp., speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007. CREDIT: AP Photo/Scott Sommerdorf A Pennsylvania woman who lost her job at a West Virginia coal mine in May is suing her former employer, Murray Energy, ...
NASCAR's Tony Stewart hits, kills driver [Published CNN.com - Video - Aug 10 2014]
Tony Stewart offered his prayers for the family of Ken Ward Jr. after hitting and killing him in a dirt-track race. ...
Wonkbook: With four days until recesss, a break... [Published Ezra Klein - Jul 28 2014]
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara ( @pkollipara ). To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click  here . Follow ...
Are You Ready for a Coal Town Turnaround? [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jun 05 2014]
Rocky Kistner, Communications Associate, Washington, DC This article originally appeared on OnEarth at http://bit.ly/1papQ0i In West Virginia’s largest newspaper this week, journalist Ken Ward Jr., a veteran chronicler of the coalfields, spotlights ...
Four Months After Massive West Virginia Spill, ... [Published Think Progress - May 04 2014]
In this Jan. 13, 2014, photo, Al Jones of the West Virginia department of General Services tests the water in the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. CREDIT: AP Photo/Steve Helber Nearly four months after a coal-cleaning chemical mixture spilled into ...
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