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The Bluestone Turnpike Trail

Bluestone National Scenic River

This roughly 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone River in southern West Virginia and gives hikers a taste of the wild.

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EPA Removes West Virginia Site from Superfund List

The Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund Site in Morgantown, W.Va., was removed from the Superfund list in August.

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Remembering Ben Stout

Ben Stout

West Virginia resident Ben Stout is remembered as an impactful scientist, community advocate, educator and so much more.

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States Seek Mine-Related Debts from WV Governor

Virginia and Kentucky regulators are seeking to hold West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice accountable for his companies’ failure to meet mine land reclamation deadlines.

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Federal court vacates key permit in W. Va. for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the Army Corps of Engineers’ verification that the Mountain Valley Pipeline project can be certified under a general permit, Nationwide Permit 12, instead of an individual permit for large

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FERC halts construction of Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines

In the span of two weeks, federal court rulings exposed major flaws in the permits for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipeline, bringing construction to a halt.

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Virginians urge regulators to reject “blanket” federal permit for pipelines

The State Water Control Board received more than 13,000 public comments concerning a “blanket” federal permit granted to the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.

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Court suspends Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in W.Va.

In a landmark victory on June 21, the Virginia Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay for a permit the Mountain Valley Pipeline needs to build across West Virginia waterways.

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Court order suspends Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in W.Va.

RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay of a crucial permit that the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) needs to build across waterways in West Virginia. Under section 404 of the Clean Water Act,

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Rising resistance to pipelines

a tree sit on Peters Mountain

Resistance to the fracked-gas Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines is growing, crossing all sorts of divides. Government agencies and officials supporting the projects are on the wrong side of history.

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