Monday, July 4, 2022

Tag: West Virginia

West Virginians lead blockade of coal plant that made Manchin rich

West Virginia has seen some of the highest electricity rate increases in the nation. Its loyalty to coal is one reason for that.

High amounts of a toxic forever chemical found in bloodstreams of...

The report found the chemical, which is used in firefighting foam, in the blood of residents in a community located near an Air National Guard base.

The billionaire governor who’s been sued dozens of times for millions...

Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia’s richest man. Over the last three decades, lawsuits over unpaid bills have cost his constellation of companies more than $128 million in judgments and settlements.

3 states pass anti-pipeline protest bills in two weeks

"While we are all paying attention to COVID-19 and the congressional stimulus packages, state legislatures are quietly passing fossil-fuel-backed anti-protest laws."

Governor approves firing entire class of cadets over Nazi salute photo

“This incident was completely unacceptable. Now, we must continue to move forward and work diligently to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.”

Organic farm in W. Va. imperiled by gas pipeline construction

“It goes beyond the financial. This property was our hope, our dream, our future, our children’s future."

‘GOP retaliates against the people who educate our children:’ West Virginia...

"This is how the GOP retaliates against the people who educate our children."

‘Virtually no risk of drilling restrictions,’ West Virginia official tells fracking-reliant...

This week, at an industry conference focused on wooing petrochemical producers to West Virginia, officials from the state and federal government made...

Student reporters in West Virginia find Atlantic Coast Pipeline offers only...

“It was trouble finding out how many jobs the pipeline would create.”

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Naomi Klein: The US is in the midst of a ‘shock-and-awe judicial coup’

"The rolling judicial coup coming from this court is by no means over," warned the author of "The Shock Doctrine."

Divided we fail: A way forward for a divided progressive left?

Those that attempt to divide the progressive left into opposing camps at war with each other are almost as big a threat to the movement as the far right.

56% of Muslim Americans support women’s right to choose, and more Muslim-majority nations offer...

The American conviction that all Muslims are fundamentalists has led to a misunderstanding of Muslim societies.

4 myths about raising the minimum wage

We’re the richest country in the world, home to the richest people on the planet. We can, and we must, treat our workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time.