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W. Virginia is getting a wastewater treatment complex

A Denver-based company is teaming up with Veolia Water Technologies Inc. and Veolia North America to construct a wastewater treatment complex in West Virginia. Antero Resources Corporation shared last Wednesday it will be partnering up with the two companies and designing and building a “state-of-the-art advanced wastewater treatment complex in Doddridge County, West Virginia,” states the company’s press release. The ...

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Anti-frackers continue requests for action

The possibility of fracking in Stokes County was not a topic of discussion on this week’s Board of Commissioner’s agenda, but that did not stop those opposed to fracking from making sure the board knew the issue was not going to go away. Four speakers, fewer than the close to 30 speakers who showed up at the last meeting, continued ...

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BOC working on fracking issue


“We are doing it as fast as we can, just have a little faith in us.” That was the response of Stokes County Board of Commissioners Chair Ronda Jones after listening to close to an hour of public comments from concerned citizens demanding the board enact ordinances that could limit the impact of of potential fracking operations in the county ...

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Nonunion Employees: Bye-bye pension program

According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 21st, the United States Steel Corp. will be freezing employee pension benefits for all nonunion employees. By the end of this year, the U.S. Steel Corp. will move an estimated 1,300 employees to a 401K plan.  Sarah Cassella, the corporation’s spokesperson, explained that the decision was ...

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Votes are in, Penn. Voters support Clean Power Plan

After a recent opinion poll was conducted, the majority of Pennsylvania voters fully support Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The Quinnipiac University of Connecticut recently conducted an opinion poll in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  On the poll, voters were asked about Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Iran’s nuclear pact, immigration, war with ISIS and Planned Parenthood.  During the survey, which went on ...

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Study: N.E. doesn’t need new pipelines

A new study commissioned by an importer of liquefied natural gas challenges the notion that new natural gas pipelines are needed for the New England market, contending that demand for the product is expected to decline and noting that the region will benefit from a diversification in power generation resources. The report, issued by Energyzt Advisors LLC and commissioned by ...

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Propane a cheaper alternative to gas for cars

A person could theoretically use the propane cylinder from their grill to fuel their vehicle if it ran on propane. The cylinder might be a little small for a vehicle, but it demonstrates propane’s portability, a gas company official said. Terry Renninger, a regional sales representative for Suburban Propane, talked to members of the Mountain Council of Governments on Friday ...

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Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania, August 18th through August 23rd

The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania created a little buzz with the addition of 21 new permits last week.  However, the Carnegie Science Center shared some big news regarding additions to its science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) program. If you love science, the center’s latest addition is something you will not want to miss.  The brand new Fab ...

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