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Posts tagged "Fracking"
Morgantown Officials At Odds with Fracking Company Over Drinking Water Risks

Morgantown Officials At Odds with Fracking Company Over Drinking Water Risks

By Erin Irwin, Nick Villano, and Steven Laks Fracking may soon resume in Morgantown’s industrial park, which straddles a hill just above the Monongahela River and lies a half mile away from where the city’s drinking water supply is gathered in and treated. That geographic...2:26 pm February 26, 2015
Local job creation from natural gas boom not meeting expectations

Local job creation from natural gas boom not meeting expectations

By Trent Cunningham, Noelle Harris and Anthony Pecoraro In October 2013, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration announced to state lawmakers that the natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale field is continuing to have a positive impact on West Virginia’s economy. State officials have...1:34 pm March 27, 2014
Natural gas industry challenges coal's dominance in West Virginia

Natural gas industry challenges coal’s dominance in West Virginia

By Omar Ghabra, Laura Clark and Sarah Davis For decades, coal has been king in West Virginia. The coal industry has dominated the state’s economy and its money has bought the acquiescence of generations of politicians at the state and federal level. But with the...11:40 pm April 4, 2013