March - April 2008 Mountain State Sierran
We have a new WV Wilderness Bill, plus there lots going on in the 2008 WV state legisture.
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by Michael Costello, WV Wilderness Coalition
The first West Virginia Wilderness Bill in 25 years protects some 47,000 acres, but is mared by some glaring omissions.
by Wendy Hudock and Paul Wilson
Historic Gerrardstown finds the state's "open for business" agenda includes your residential backyard!
by Jim Sconyers, Conservation Chair
Allegheny Wood Products needs to turn a popular recreational rail-trail into a logging road and asks the US Forest Service to give them as easement to do just that! Read on and contact the USFS today!
by Corey Bonasso, WV SSC and WVHC intern
Several thousand red spruce and balsam fir seedlings will be planted in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in mid-April. Read how you can help and participate!
by Duane Nichols
Evidentiary hearings in front of the WV Public Service Commission are finished. The decision on Allegheny Power's TrAIL transmission line will be made by May 2nd
by Vickie Wolfe, WVEC
A WV Citizens' Energy Plan is produced to counter a pro-coal energy plan from Governor Manchin's administration
by Nate Askins, WVU SSC
A national campaign on solutions to Global Warming conducts a "teach-in" at West Virginia University
by Christie Hartman, WVU SSC
WV and Ohio students join to protest a proposed coal-fired powerplant that will put more Global Warming pollutants into the atmosphere!
by Bill Price, Sierra Club Environmental Justice Coordinator
The FIRST bill introduced to stop Mountaintop Removal mining was introduced by Morgantown's Jon Hunter in the WV Senate
by Jim Kotcon, WVEC Chair
The 2008 WV Legislature actually has quite a few good bills on the floor. Hopefully, they just won't get left there!
by Kathy Gregg, Chapter Archivist
Read about what materials should be sent to and what information you can get from the Chapter Archivist