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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, and Competitive Power Ventures CEO Gary Lambert, right, speak at a news conference Sept. 16, 2022, in Charleston, West Virginia. CPV plans to build a natural gas power plant designed to capture climate-changing carbon in West Virginia. (AP Photo/John Raby)
Sep 19, 2022

Maryland company to build carbon-capturing natural gas plant in West Virginia

A Maryland company announced it will build a natural gas power plant designed to capture climate-changing carbon in West Virginia.

Feb 19, 2019

Being San Francisco’s top prosecutor must seem like a dream job

Law Blog Roundup took Monday off to honor Presidents’ Day with someone born during the Hoover administration. Here are some news items for this week starting on Tuesday, the 56th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique.” — Would-be prosecutors want to leave their mark in San Francisco. — Virginia lieutenant governor’s [&hel[...]

Oct 15, 2018

Impeachment hits impasse in West Virginia

West Virginia impeachment heads news summary including an 18-year-old murder case goes to trial, a client records own lawyer and Kato Kaelin's rooting interest.

Sep 13, 2018

Lori to oversee W.Va. diocese as pope OKs probe into ex-bishop

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. church leaders over the abuse and cover-up scandal roiling the Catholic Church.

Aug 14, 2018

Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

A scandal involving lavish office renovations and other financial abuses by the highest court in one of the poorest states in America has triggered an extraordinary move by one branch of government to essentially fire another.

Dec 3, 2015

Massey ex-CEO Blankenship guilty of conspiracy in mine blast

Former Massey Energy Co. Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship, one of Appalachia’s last coal barons, was found guilty of plotting to speed up production by ignoring safety rules at a company mine that later blew up killing 29 workers. Once one of the most powerful figures in West Virginia, Blankenship now faces the prospect of […]

Nov 20, 2014

Ex-coal exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast

Former coal company chief executive Don Blankenship has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges in the deadliest U.S. coal mine accident in four decades.

Jun 8, 2014

Judge rules Alpha Natural’s West Virginia mines taint streams

Two West Virginia coal-mining units owned by Alpha Natural Resources Inc. polluted streams and damaged aquatic ecosystems, a judge said, ruling in favor of three environmental groups that filed a citizen complaint.

Aug 11, 2013

W.Va. city seeks dismissal of police shooting suit

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The city of Martinsburg wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by the family of a Virginia man shot to death after a scuffle with police officers. In a motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, attorneys also argue that the police department cannot be sued as a separate legal entity because […]

Jul 9, 2013

Former Md. GOP chair raising money for West Virginia race

Former state Sen. Alex X. Mooney, who resigned as chairman of the Maryland Republican Party in February, said Tuesday he had raised $100,000 for a congressional bid in West Virginia's 2nd district.

Jul 3, 2013

In-House Interrogatory

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May 6, 2013

Judge says Md. owner must certify W.Va. slurry dam

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The operator of a West Virginia coal slurry dam that hasn’t been certified by a professional engineer in more than two years has until June 3 to get the job done and to pay federal regulators more than $13,500 in fines, a federal judge says. For months, Energy Marketing Co. Inc. of […]

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