CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia's largest water supply has paid an $11,000 fine for a pair of violations. The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Freedom Industries $7,000 earlier this month for keeping storage tanks containing crude MCHM behind a diked wall that was not liquid tight.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two men have submitted a proposal calling for a mountaintop lake in Charleston that would serve as a backup drinking water source. The proposal by Fred Stottlemyer and Joe Mullins seeks construction of an earthen dam to create an 800 million-gallon lake at Coonskin Park.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An appeals court's decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 2-1 ruling applies throughout the circuit that also includes West Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolinas.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito is among the dozens of scheduled speakers at a public hearing on President Barack Obama's new plan to order big and lasting cuts in the pollution discharged by coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting the hearing today and tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
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