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Video Transcript: Jeff Robinette: During The Great Depression, when my father was a boy, he broke his arm and the surgeon reset in an L position. And so, the doctor had to re-break it, but the surgeon did it wrong the second time. They went back and the doctor said, "If I break it again he probably will lose his arm." My grandparents went to see an attorney and they [...]

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West Virginia Natural Gas Pipeline Project Ready to Run

Latest Update (June 2020):  The United States Supreme Court has determined that the $8 Billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project that will deliver natural gas from West Virginia to the East Coast has permission to run underneath a segment of the Appalachian Trail. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a joint effort by Dominion Energy and Duke Energy to build the means of transporting West Virginia's natural gas across 600 miles to [...]

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The Future is Ours: Shale Crescent USA

Do you realize that the Mid-Ohio Valley, including West Virginia, is sitting on one of the largest oil and gas plays in the world?  The opportunities on the horizon for the children of WV are truly exciting.  Our area has some of the best resources, best waterways, good highways, great people, tremendous international export opportunities, and easy access to half of the population of the US. The resources which will be [...]

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Brooke County WV Pipeline Explosion

Fourth Major Pipeline Incident or Explosion this Month A gas pipeline in Brooke County exploded on Monday, January 26, 2015, rocketing up a fireball hundreds of feet in the air, melting the siding off a house, and damaging an electric line.  The gas emitted from the pipeline burned for hours. Luckily, no one was hurt in this explosion, but this is the fourth major pipeline incident in the US this [...]

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Governor Tomblin Calls for Research Aimed at Reducing Pipeline Construction Deaths in WV

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and the transmission of compressed natural gas is the inevitable wave of the future of West Virginia. We cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits, however, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm to human health and the environment in the drilling and fracking process, pipeline construction, and transmission of the compressed natural gas to distant markets. In our enthusiasm for this technology [...]

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