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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2018 


Manafort and Cohen guilty as charged. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Federal figures predict little boost for coal jobs, while EPA admits its new coal rules endanger health; and it turns out drivers want better MPG despite Trump fuel-standard rollbacks.

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Public News Service - WV: Environmental Justice

Charleston, WV - People in the area of Prenter in Boone County haven't been able to drink from their wells since they started going bad six years ago, but help could be on the way. The executive director of the Community Lutheran Partners youth group, Sarah Soltow, says the water is contaminated wit

Charleston, WV – Two bills are being submitted to the West Virginia House of Delegates to make it easier for coalfield residents to protect small cemeteries from being damaged by surface mining. Regina Hendrix, political chair for the West Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club, says current la

Pettus, WV – It's the last mountain -- so don't blow it up. That's the rallying cry today (Tuesday) to try to stop Massey Energy's plan for removing Coal River Mountain to get to the coal. Coal River Valley residents will gather today (Tuesday) at the Marfork Coal Company gate in Pettus, in a

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case about mining waste that likely will have implications for West Virginia. A gold mining company has been granted permission to dump normally prohibited waste into a river in Alaska after treatment, and relabeling the water and solids a

Charleston, WV – The "what next?" question has landed in West Virginia on the topic of mountaintop removal mining. Newly elected federal leaders have made promises to end the method, but federal changes are coming down during the last few weeks of the year that would clear the way for more of

Charleston, WV – High oil and gas costs have sparked a booming interest in drilling on West Virginia land. David McMahon with the West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization says many landowners are getting offers for mineral rights, but they should be very careful about what they agree t

Morgantown, WV – Living in a coal-mining area boosts a person's risk of contracting a number of serious illnesses, according to new research from West Virginia University. The report author, Michael Hendryx with the WVU Institute for Health Policy Research, examined statewide health surveys an

Boone County, WV – Clean, safe drinking water. Some West Virginians can't get it, and there's a relief effort in the works to help get it to them. Residents of the Prenter Hollow area in Boone County report their well water often comes out of their taps black, and not drinkable. Many are drivi

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