Environment

The Thoughtful Coal Miner
8:09 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Former Coal Miner Preaches the Gospel of Green Energy

The Mullins Family

  Summer was, historically, a time for itinerant preachers to travel the country, saving souls at tent revivals. Today, a not-for-profit called Appalachian Voices is following that tradition, putting a fourth generation coal miner on the road to preach the gospel of green energy. Here's a look at Nick Mullins’ crusade.   

Visit Nick Mullins' Web Site

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Saving Our Planet
7:33 am
Thu June 19, 2014

VA Environmental Stewards Rewarded for Their Efforts

Employees from 77 Virginia businesses will stroll down the green carpet outside Charlottesville’sParamount Theater Thursday night, to accept awards from the Better Business Challenge. A look at the competition and what it’s achieved.  

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Emerald Ash Borer
8:28 am
Wed June 11, 2014

A Deadly Threat Returns to the Shenandoah National Park

Credit www.emeraldashborer.info

As the Shenandoah National Park prepares to host thousands of summer visitors, it’s also hoping to get rid of some uninvited guests. 65 Emerald Ash Borers turned up in a trap near its northern border, and park rangers note this bug has already killed 50-million trees in other parts of the country. 

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State Senate Race
2:06 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Politics & the New EPA Rule

The E-P-A’s new rule to drastically curb carbon pollution is now playing a key role in the Virginia Senate race.

It was no secret here at the Capitol the E-P-A was getting ready to roll out its new rule to limit carbon emissions. But that doesn't mean incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Warner is ready to take a stance. "I'm still looking at - I still think we need to look at it. I'm glad they're giving 120 days for the comment because it's obviously very complicated and got huge implications."

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Preventing Disaster
5:14 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Meeting on Rail Safety

The derailment in Lynchburg of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude oil in April could have been much worse … and procedures and policies should be revised to mitigate future risk. 

That’s the conclusion of a hearing in Richmond led by U.S. Senator Mark Warner… along with emergency responders, public agency heads, and corporate officials.  One focus was on the vulnerabilities of transporting oil—and how to prevent such accidents from ever occurring.

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