Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

June 2, 2009

"The End of Local News? If Communities Lose Newspapers, Who Will Fill the Void?"

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"Efforts to Save the Cheat River Chart Clearer Course Forward"

"The Cheat River flows pale green and slate gray, glistening in the sunshine as it gathers speed, turns to whitewater and drops between rocks on the way toward the Monongahela River. From there it makes its way to the Ohio River and the drinking water of millions of people. As West Virginia pushes toward an uncertain economic future, a river that once flowed bright orange charts a course out of mining's toxic legacies."

Source: AP, 12/01/2016

Opponents of Mid-Atlantic Pipeline Strategize in Wake of Election

"NATURAL BRIDGE, Va.— In the Natural Bridge Hotel lobby before a pipeline summit in opposition to two planned fracked-gas pipelines, two words could be heard in almost every conversation: 'Trump' and 'election.'"

Source: Daily Climate, 11/18/2016

"WV Water Crisis Settlements Provide Community Up To $151M"

"Hundreds of thousands of Kanawha Valley residents, businesses and workers will receive up to $151 million in compensation from West Virginia American Water Co. and Eastman Chemical Co. for the effects of the January 2014 water crisis, under related class-action settlements made public late Monday afternoon."

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 11/01/2016

"Amish Oppose Use Of Drilling 'Brine' Wastewater On Roads"

"RUSSELL, Pa. — There are 44 miles of dirt roads in rural Farmington Township, Warren County, hard against the New York state line, and it’s not uncommon to see horse-drawn Amish buggies clip-clopping up and down them. In summer, Amish children walk the roads barefoot. It’s also not uncommon over the last decade to see tanker trucks spraying and spreading thousands of gallons of salty “brine,” wastewater from gas and oil well drilling, onto those same roads."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/31/2016

MD: Black Church Leaders Stress Environmental Injustice, Stewardship

"Pastors from across [Maryland] state gathered Tuesday in Baltimore to discuss ways predominantly black churches can use the pulpit and the power of faith communities to discuss climate change, energy efficiency and other environmental issues."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 10/27/2016

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