Thousands of property owners in South Western Virginia say they were cheated out of royalties for methane gas extracted from their land. A federal judge will consider a recommendation this week on whether their cases can move forward as a class action lawsuit.
Virginia may not be the first place that comes to mind as a winemaking region. But it is, in fact, the sixth largest wine producer in the country. Vintners here would like to see even more growth in the field.