Saturday, March 25, 2017
West Virginia attorney general wants EPA to honor stay; stop advancing energy regulation

Over the past year, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has taken numerous steps to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) does not get enforced.
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Jenkins confronts McCarthy on impacts of EPA regulations at Appropriations Committee hearing

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) recently confronted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the economic impacts of the EPA’s regulations at a House Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing.
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WVDEP schedules three seminars on permitting and regulation requirements

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and the West Virginia University Manufacturing Extension Partnership are offering three seminars on WVDEP permitting and enforcement over the next four months.
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WVDEP creates weekly tire recycling program for Brooke County residents

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) recently announced that residents of the state’s Brooke County can now recycle tires on a weekly basis thanks to a program developed with the Brooke County Recycling Center.
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West Virginia Stream Partners Program announces $104,000 in watershed protection grants

West Virginia’s Stream Partners Program recently awarded 21 grants worth up to $5,000 each, for a combined total of over $104,000, to organizations throughout the state that will use it for projects to preserve and protect local watersheds.
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Jenkins pushes for aid to coal-dependent states with RECLAIM Act

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) recently supported the Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More (RECLAIM) Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) and for which he is one of four bipartisan co-sponsors.
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Jenkins launches #WVCoalVoices project to highlight stories of those impacted by coal industry decline

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) recently launched the #WVCoalVoices project, wherein he plans to share the stories of West Virginia families impacted by the declining coal industry, which is being hit by increased environmental regulation.
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WV DEP approves cleanup plan for former zinc smelting site in Harrison County

An environmental cleanup plan for West Virginia’s Spelter Smelter site, located in Harrison County, recently gained approval from the West Virginia Department Environmental Protection (DEP), advancing the former zinc smelting site’s restoration.
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WV DEP reminds public of aboveground storage tank registration requirements

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently issued a reminder of the state’s aboveground storage tank (AST) registration requirements and complementary spill prevention and response plans (SPRPs), for which the deadline has passed.
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Jenkins urges House support against Clean Power Plan

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) urged his fellow legislators to vote in favor of joint resolutions of disapproval for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.
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Congressman's testimony slams proposed stream-protection rule

U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV) offered testimony late last week at an Office of Surface Mining hearing in Charleston, West Virginia, on the proposed stream-protection rule. The testimony was presented by Field Representative Chad Story on behalf of the congressman, who was unable to attend in person.
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Capito seeks Senate support to block EPA's Clean Power Plan

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) spoke on the Senate floor today, condemning the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan that was released Monday and urging her colleagues to support her ARENA Act bill that would block the new regulation.
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