Author: Lyndsey Gilpin

With Two New Trump Appointees, FERC is Ready to Open the Tap on Appalachia’s Pipeline Boom

In the past few years, Appalachia has seen an explosion of plans for pipeline infrastructure from utilities and natural gas companies wanting to transport gas from the abundant Marcellus and Utica shale formations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to markets in the Southeast, East Coast, and Midwest. “It’s a […]

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Amid Threats of Violence and Planned Protests, Trump Will Hold Re-election Rally in West Virginia

The city of Huntington, West Virginia had less than a week’s notice that the president would be hosting a re-election campaign rally in its largest downtown arena. President Trump publicly made the announcement on July 28 — amid a busy time for the President and his still-evolving administration. The announcement […]

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The Coal Industry is Fighting a Bipartisan Effort to Create Jobs from Abandoned Mine Land

With bipartisan support and a focus on economic development in coal country, the Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and Investing More (RECLAIM) Act was supposed to fly through Congress. Instead — mostly due to heavy lobbying by the coal industry — it has been stalled […]

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