Posts by Ken Ward

Ken Ward

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Newsletter article Ken Ward March 7, 2015
Hearing focuses concerns about tank law rollback
Kanawha Valley residents, small-business owners and religious leaders joined environmental advocates Friday morning in what could be a last-ditch effort to convince West Virginia lawmakers not to roll back a strong chemical tank safety law passed unanimously by the Legislature after last year’s Elk River leak and the ensuing water crisis. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
Newsletter article Ken Ward January 25, 2015
Debate highlights W.Va.’s inaction on energy diversity, efficiency
As lawmakers move to dismantle West Virginia’s six-year-old alternative-energy law, they tout their action as another effort to help the state’s declining coal industry. However, state records show that the 2009 law actually does little to hurt the coal industry and maybe even less to really promote alternatives like wind energy or solar power. West Virginia’s coal-heavy utilities say they have been — and will continue to be — able to meet the law without adding new renewable generation. More
Issues: CoalEnergyEnergy efficiency