New major study finds “no evidence that fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health”
A team of researchers on Tuesday released a "blistering" report on the serious public health threats—from headaches to asthma to cancer—posed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process of injecting a mix of water and chemicals into rocks to release oil and natural gas.
The study—described as "the most . . .
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Here are a couple of fracking stories found in some of the state's newspapers.
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) gets rid of nuisance protection
Ken Ward Jr. reports in this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Less than two weeks after taking office, Gov. Jim Justice’s administration quietly deleted permit language intended . . .
Saturday: Think Russian meddling in our elections is bad? Mike Myer explains the extent of their anti-fracking propaganda
Since this is another column attacking liberals (aren’t they all?), Myer starts by setting-up his usual straw-man:
Among some liberals, two contentions have become virtual articles of faith:
1. The Russians elected Donald . . .
Is Hillary Clinton scared of West Virginia? Mike Myer explains why as he preaches to the choir
In today's column, Mike Myer tells us that Hillary Clinton is "scared of West Virginia." Why?
Here’s what may be going on: West Virginians, our coal miners in particular, are poster children in a very negative way for Clinton. Like so . . .
Could a President Trump save coal and West Virginia?
Last week, Donald Trump and the Republican Convention appeared to embrace West Virginians. Great seats (you can't put a price tag on that), a prime-time speech for Senator Capito (which none of the networks carried), and a plank in the party platform committing the Party to the . . .
SB 508 -- getting rid of "nuisance lawsuits" appears dead
This morning's Gazette-Mail reported:
A bill that would shield natural gas drillers and other industries from certain types of lawsuits faces an uphill struggle for passage before the end of this year's legislative session, West Virginia lawmakers and lobbyists say.. . .
Among other topics, the Democratic candidates discussed fracking at yesterday's debate. According to Think Progress, their answers suggested different policies. Clinton said that she would support fracking under certain conditions:
Specifically, Clinton said that she would not support fracking when local communities don’t want it; when . . .