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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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Wild Monongahela Act Introduced in Congress

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.

Shale Mine Slated for North Mountain in Gerrardstown

by Wendy Hudock and Paul Wilson
Historic Gerrardstown finds the state's "open for business" agenda includes your residential backyard!

Blackwater Canyon Trail Threatened

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!

Red Spruce Ecosystem Restoration in the West Virginia Highlands

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!

TrAIL transmission line is VERY controversial

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

WV Environmental Council Rolls Out Citizens’ Energy Plan

by Vickie Wolfe, WVEC
A WV Citizens' Energy Plan is produced to counter a pro-coal energy plan from Governor Manchin's administration

Focus the Nation: a National Campaign on Solutions to Global Warming

by Nate Askins, WVU SSC
A national campaign on solutions to Global Warming conducts a "teach-in" at West Virginia University

WVU Students Actively Pursue Global Warming Solutions

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!

Bill to Abolish Mountain Top Removal Introduced in WV Senate

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

Busy WV Legislative Session for WV Environmental Council

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!

To Archive or not to Archive, that is the Question!

by Kathy Gregg, Chapter Archivist
Read about what materials should be sent to and what information you can get from the Chapter Archivist


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