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WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal producers, has reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution discharged by coal mines into Appalachian rivers and streams, federal authorities said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal companies, and dozens of subsidiaries have reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution from coal mines, federal authorities said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, March 4- The eastern and central United States were plunged into a deep freeze on Tuesday, with record low temperatures in the wake of a deadly storm expected to moderate in coming days. Baltimore; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Morgantown, West Virginia; Zanesville, Ohio; and Flint, Michigan all set or tied record lows.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- As time ticks away, West Virginia lawmakers are suggesting another face-lift for a bill that would tighten aboveground storage tank regulations and safeguard water systems against chemical spills.
MORGANTOWN, West Va., Feb 26- As the Obama administration readies rules to force all U.S. power plants to lower the rate at which they produce greenhouse gases, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a major coal state, is trying to steer a bill through the Senate that he said would hold off the Environmental Protection Agency.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- A federal health official says it's safe to use water contaminated by a chemical spill in West Virginia last month.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 25- Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass, marking some of the first clashes over the nascent wearable technology.
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Forty-two U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 24 Republicans and 18 Democrats. The latest to announce his departure was Representative Doc Hastings, a 10- term Republican from Washington state.
WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Responding to a public outcry after U.S. regulators said they would consider allowing passengers to make cellphone calls during flights, lawmakers on a House of Representatives panel on Tuesday overwhelmingly advanced a bill to ban such calls.
The technology has not yet been deployed on a commercial scale, but the EPA highlighted the pending Kemper project in September when the agency unveiled plans to set strict limits on the amount of carbon dioxide that can be generated by newly-built U.S. power plants. Southern Co tried to distance itself from the EPA at that time.
Feb 5- Almost a million homes and businesses were without power mostly in the U.S. The hardest hit state was Pennsylvania with over 720,000 customers out. Other affected states were Maryland, Arkansas, New Jersey, West Virginia, Kentucky, Delaware, New York and Ohio.
Feb 5- Almost 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in the U.S. The hardest hit state was Pennsylvania with over 640,000 customers out Wednesday morning. Other affected states were Maryland, West Virginia, Arkansas, New Jersey, Kentucky, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana and New York.
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant asked lawmakers at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing to support a 10- year study into the effects of the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River near Charleston, the state capital.
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said she would be asking senators for a 10- year study into the effects of the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River near Charleston, the state capital.
WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The U.S. State Department on Thursday issued its long awaited final environmental impact statement on the proposed Keystone pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canada's tar sands region to refiners in the Gulf of Mexico. "President Obama is out of excuses.
WASHINGTON, Jan 30- More than a quarter of U.S. states had public pension liabilities that were greater than their total revenues in fiscal 2012, Moody's Investors Service said in a report on Thursday that also indicated the struggle to pay for public employee retirement had peaked.
Jan 17- Specialty chemicals maker Freedom Industries Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of its storage tanks contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents.
Jan 17- Specialty chemicals maker Freedom Industries Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of the company's storage tanks contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents.
The company estimated it had up to $10 million in both assets and liabilities, according to a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston, West Virginia.