CONTACTS: Thom Kay, Senior Legislative Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-262-1500 At a confirmation hearing today for the nominee to head the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement, Sen. Joe Manchin asked nominee Lanny Erdos to commit to revive a National Academies…
Localities across Appalachia and the nation have pledged to fully convert to green power — but restrictive policies and monopoly utilities are holding them back.
Numerous Appalachian homes and businesses took part in the 2019 National Solar Tour in October, sharing their experiences and opening their doors to the public to view their solar installations.
Lower-than-expected income from fossil fuel severance taxes is putting the West Virginia state budget in a bind. Some advocate for raising the severance tax rate on natural gas.
West Virginia congressional representatives introduced a bill in fall 2019 that would create a new national park in the state.
The Mountain State’s tourism industry grew by 6.5 percent in 2018, outpacing the national growth rate by 58 percent.
Several rap artists share their experiences with making music in the mountains.
Some projects receiving federal funds for economic development near abandoned mines have strong community support; others, not so much.
What is supposed to happen after a coal company finishes mining a site?