As the nuclear industry makes a play for a bigger role in a carbon-free economy, Virginia landowners challenge the state’s decades-long ban on uranium mining at the U.S. Supreme Court.
County supervisors who opposed Mountain Valley Pipeline now face decisions that could bring gas and jobs to their communities.
Ken Ward Jr. has covered West Virginia’s coal, chemical and natural gas industries since 1989. His groundbreaking work was recognized Thursday, when he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
A pair of developments last week were a setback for pipeline opponents but left doors open for new strategies against the project.
How Virginia’s new energy law plays out will be largely determined by a trio of appointed commissioners with extensive regulatory authority.