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D.C. Circuit upholds EPA’s retroactive veto of mining permit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had the legal authority to retroactively veto a water pollution permit for one of West Virginia’s largest mountaintop removal coal mines years after it was issued, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. ...

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Judge will determine Renoir painting’s owner

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge will seek to unravel an art mystery and determine the rightful owner of a napkin-sized painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir that a Virginia woman says she bought at a flea market for $7. ...

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Casino wars heat up between Maryland, neighbors

ANNAPOLIS — The introduction of table games in Maryland is positioning the state to win back gamblers after they spent millions of dollars in West Virginia and Delaware. Maryland Live! Casino plans to offer poker, blackjack, craps and roulette beginning ...

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Unhappy about new limits, gun makers urged to move

CONCORD, N.H. — Firearms manufacturers upset over newly restrictive gun laws and proposals in their home states are getting a message from other places: Move here, where the climate is favorable to your products and so are the tax codes. ...

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Farm bureaus: Don’t dismiss EPA lawsuit in W.Va.

ELKINS, W.Va. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a judge to dismiss a West Virginia chicken grower’s lawsuit over water-pollution orders the agency issued against her then withdrew in December, arguing the case is now moot. But court filings ...

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W.Va. casinos seek break from taxes, racing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As West Virginia’s four racetrack casinos face growing competition from across the state’s borders, several lawmakers introduced a measure Wednesday that would slash the taxes and fees they pay by an estimated $28.3 million a year and ...

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Appeal: Potomac pollution should meet Md. Criteria

A watershed-protection group wants the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board to throw out a Potomac River pollution permit that state regulators gave a federal facility in Shepherdstown and instead impose Maryland’s tougher sampling requirements. Potomac Riverkeeper said Monday it has ...

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Appeal: Potomac pollution should meet Md. criteria

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A watershed-protection group wants the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board to overturn a Potomac River pollution permit for a federal complex in Shepherdstown and instead impose Maryland’s tougher sampling requirements. Potomac Riverkeeper is challenging the discharge permit ...

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