The Utility Workers, who represent West Virginia American Water workers, want officials to strictly regulate the water firm and keep a beady eye on its staffing levels.
The barn owl population has declined from use of agricultural poisons and rat and mouse baits so popular in the 1950s and 1960s.
This month is a bitter anniversary for Charleston: Three years ago, experts with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board urged the state to create a new program to prevent toxic chemical spills
Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, industry has worked diligently to weaken the law's enforcement and oversight.
The Act has encountered obstacles and outright attacks, in an atmosphere where climate change and environmental havoc are growing problems.
Winters have been warming rapidly in the majority of the continental 48 states since 1970. And, take note Chicago and other Midwest readers: The coldest states are warming the fastest.
Beware uncertainty! It can cut both ways - something the climate change deniers want us to ignore at our peril.