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6-30
Wise to act quickly on truck problem
6-30
Floods: Major action needed
6-30
Wise aide helped sister get DEP job
6-29
Federal official says state unlikely to lose funds over logbooks
6-29
Sham: Task force waste of time 
6-29
UMW to lobby against heavier coal haulers; Union president urges lawmakers to put publics safety before profit 
6-28
Kiss OK with 120,000-pound limit; Group proposes plan to increase coal truck weight 
6-28
Raise coal weight limit; Let truckers haul 120,000 pounds, safety panel says 
6-28
UMW health-care bill advances
6-28
Crime or not, Staats' destruction wrong
6-28
EPA Gets Time To Avoid Subpoena
6-27
Power to the People
6-27
Truck panel rejects safety inspection proposal 
6-27
Coal trucks: The committee has made some solid policy suggestions 
6-27
West Virginians are prepared: It's not hard for us to imagine dire happenings 
6-27
Truck safety panel moves into high gear 
6-27
Florida firm buys Tucker windmill project
6-26
State moving ahead on flood rules 
6-26
DEP staffer amends story
6-26
Haulers blamed in half of fatal coal truck accidents
6-25
Sylvester's dust getting covered 
6-25
Erosion problem hard to explain 
6-25
Earth can't meet human demand for resources, says study
6-25
Haden II: Judge right to refuse stay 
6-25
OSM reclamation funding rules face court challenge 
6-25
New DEP spokeswoman named 
6-25
Mercury rising: Power-plant siting board should heed warnings 
6-24
There is a better way
6-24
The Sky Is Falling, Friday At Five: On the Environment, A Record of Extremes
6-24
Senators to Subpoena White House ; Documents on Air Pollution Regulations Sought
6-24
Higher weights will cost taxpayers 
6-24
Shredding:  Destroying documents wrong
6-23
We pay big for dependence on coal
6-23
Old US power plants emit twice as much pollution - report
6-23
OSM to defend cleanup decision in federal court
6-23
'Nobody knows how much debt we have'
6-22
Optimism fades as coal jobs dwindle; More than 1,700 miners have lost jobs since January 
6-22
Wise pushes deadline on truck safety panel
6-22
Mining fills are dumps biologist says
6-22
Bush, Fundraising in Fla., Scales $100 Million Mark :
He Makes 10th Trip as President to Pivotal State
6-21
To some, view is a bird's-eyesore: Environmentalists take flights over mountaintop
6-20
Leader proposes bond sale 
6-20
Agency records' destruction illegal, judge says 
6-20
Agency gets OK on bond issue for office building 
6-20
Australian invention could help coalfields 
6-20
Temporary agreement reached in coal-slurry dispute; Compromise brings 300 Harlan County miners back to work 
6-20
Disposal of papers termed criminal; Destruction of DEP records blasted by judge 
6-19
Judge Holds Fast to Ban on Mining Permits
6-19
Judge upholds ban on mining permits 
6-19
Beneficial ruling: Enforcing mining laws won't hurt industry 
6-19
Mining study overdue, Haden says; Judge refuses to suspend order limiting dumping 
6-19
Coal industry critics 3-day summit in city this weekend
6-19
DEP communications chief to step down
6-19
Full cost: Monster truck damage
6-19
Coal-mine slurry talks continue; Regulators, company at odds on impoundment 
6-19
Craigo wants old buildings demolished; Senator says action in flooded areas will aid redevelopment 
6-19
Celebrities should get involved 
6-18
Haden wont suspend valley fill ruling 
6-18
Bush Setback in Mountain Mining 
6-18
Kiss says he'll follow panel's lead; Major issue is safety, leader says 
6-18
Judge Refuses Reconsideration on Valley Fill
6-18
Judge won't lift mining order; Huntington district still
not allowed to issue permits 
6-18
Industry says truck speed a factor; Delegate says catching speeding trucks difficult 
6-18
Study: Power Plants Risk Air Quality 
6-18
Clean air: Bush helps polluters 
6-18

Mining permit injunction stands; Corps of Engineers cant allow streams to be buried under excess rock, judge says 

6-17
Lawmakers join energy bill committee; Rockefeller, Rahall promise to protect coal interests 
6-17
Kiss says raise truck weight limit
6-17
Few trucks fined, many fines reduced; Half of dismissed cases in Kanawha County went to repeat violators of weight law
6-17
Bad Bargain on Clean Air 
6-17
For '60s Activists, Fear of Old Abuses in New FBI Powers
6-17
Activists as Targets; The Lesson in Earth First Verdict: With Broader Power Comes the Possibility of Abuse by Government Agencies
6-16
Orphaned by the flood; McDowell children carry on after loss of parents 
6-16
No one speaks out in favor of pipeline
6-15
Chairman says panel is ready to start talking
about recommendations 
6-15
Coal industry lobbying panel for even heavier trucks;
Lobbyist says he's just trying to show economic situation 
6-15
Industry official says bigger trucks are safer; Member of panel says test supports increasing weight 
6-15
DEP proposes mine runoff controls; Agency seeks to minimize worsening of flooding caused by coal, timber industries 
6-15
Panel weighs input; Shipping records key to coal-hauling issue, DOH official says 
6-15
Black lung benefits just got a bit easier to obtain 
6-14
Bush relaxes air regs Window Media (WV Public Radio)
6-14
Engineer discusses heavier trucks; Costs of stronger roads, bridges are considered 
6-14
Board doesn't get definitive answers on coal trucks 
6-14
Air Pollution Rules NPR - Real Audio (NPR All Things Considered)
6-14
EPA Critic NPR - Real Audio (NPR All Things Considered)
6-14
EPA Responds NPR - Real Audio (NPR All Things Considered)
6-14
EPA Proposes To Ease Rules On Clean Air; Foes Vow a Court Fight
6-14
NY to Sue Bush Admin. Over Coal - Burning Rules
6-14
White House Seeks a Change in Rules on Air Pollution
6-14
Air Pollution Affects Tree Growth
6-14
EPA plans to relax pollution rules for utilities; Coal-burning power plants get break 
6-14
Conflicting data offered to states coal truck panel
6-13
Agency to reduce air pollution rules; Ruling facilitates expansion of coal-burning plants 
6-13
EPA releases some documents from study; Full mountaintop removal research available in August 
6-13
Preparation plant resumes operations
6-13
Roads, houses, parking lots can lead to flooding;
Urbanization' being blamed for increased runoff 
6-13
Secrets: Government clams up 
6-13
July rain totals were exaggerated; Precipitation during floods was far less than reported, new study by DEP shows 
6-13
Go slowly, coal truck panel urged
6-13
Utilities Get Air Pollution Break 
6-13
EPA to ease pollution rules; Coal-burning plants get long-sought break 
6-12
Weight limit task force tackles coal trucks; Hotly contested issue comes to head in Boone
6-12
DEP: Timber, coal operations contributed to W.Va. flooding
6-12
Flood victims not surprised by DEP report
6-12
State dam regulations are limited 
6-12
Timbers & Fire: Logging's effect on state flooding
is point of contention 
6-12
Foresters think fires played a part in devastation 
6-12
Pressure: Panel should take time
6-12
Legislators OK first $7 million for flood relief
6-11
Coal mine cited for slurry discharge 
6-11
Agency stalls on releasing records on mountaintop removal 
6-11
Answers to flooding questions are still being sought
6-11
Governor's flooding task force finds no simple answers 
6-11
Debate over cause not new
6-11
Flood funding on way; Legislature close to adding $7 million to recovery effort 
6-11
Speakers disagree on coal truck issue at meeting; Many sought to put face on overweight issue 
6-11
Mining, logging had some effect on flooding, DEP study says Windows Media - WV Public Radio (WV Public Radio)
6-11
Clean streams doomed unless laws enforced
6-11
Mining and logging make flooding worse, DEP study says; Water runoff increased by up to 21 percent 
6-11
Forest fires hurt flooded counties, too
6-11
State's growth lagging behind 
6-11
Coal truck debaters meet at Riverside High School; Citizen arguments pit safety against jobs 
6-10
Celebrities on Capitol Hill Real Audio - NPR (NPR Morning Edition)
6-10
State Officials Fear Harlan Coal Operation Exceeding Allowed Depth of Slurry Pond
6-10
Tomblin: Setting truck weight limits will resolve many other issues 
6-10
Owners upset over lake seepage; Arch coal officials
say they have tried to resolve problem 
6-10
Tomblin wants heavy trucks issue resolved 
6-10

Concealment: Flood findings crucial 

6-10
Austin American-Statesman: I'm no expert, but I play one on TV: Congress' love affair with celebrities; Testimony brings bright lights to often-drab hearings 
6-8
Judge suspends subsidence mine ruling during appeal
6-8
Meeting to address proposed pipeline; Residents have several ways to voice their concerns, officials say
6-7
Chicago Tribune: State flat-out torn over mining
6-7
US Newswire: Robert Kennedy, Jr. Joins Clean Water Protest 
6-7
Sydney Morning Herald: Senator tips bucket on stars with politics in their eyes
6-7
Los Angeles Times: Backstreet Boy Goes Before Senate Panel
6-7
CBS News: Voinovich Doesn't "Want It That Way"
6-7
BayArea.com: No harmony at Senate hearing with Backstreet Boy
6-7
USA Today: Hollywood's politics-publicity balancing act
6-7
Charleston Gazette: Democrats blast Bush mine policy; New mountaintop removal rule violates the Clean Water Act
6-7
New York Times (Associated Press): Bush Admin. Mining Rule Criticized
6-7
New York Times (Associated Press): Pop Singer Testifies on Capitol Hill
6-7
New York Times (Reuters): No Harmony at Senate Hearing with Backstreet Boy 
6-7
Tri-City Herald: Backstreet singer testifies to Congress about mountaintop mining
6-7
Buffalo News: Singer takes environmental concerns to Senate
6-7
Cincinnati Enquirer: Voinovich to boycott hearing because of witness
6-7
Cincinnati Enquirer: Voinovich tunes out pop star; Backstreet Boys singer testifies
6-7
Cincinnati Post: The Voinovich boycott
6-7
Nando Times: Backstreet singer testifies to Congress about mountaintop mining
6-7
Anchorage Daily News: Backstreet singer testifies to Congress about mountaintop mining
6-7
Sacramento Bee: Backstreet singer testifies to Congress about mountaintop mining 
6-7
VH1: Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson Talks Coal Mining With Senators; Pop singer voices concerns about Bush administration's current energy plan
6-7
Launch: Senator Wants Backstreet Boy & Other Celebs Out Of Washington
6-7
CNN: Backstreet Boy testifies on Capitol Hill
6-7
The Age: Showbiz Bytes  
6-7
Charleston Daily Mail: Singer pans environmental plan; GOP complains about testimony from performer
6-7
Chicago Tribune: Senators consider mountaintop mining
6-7
Lexington Herald Leader: Clean Water Act changes attacked 
6-7
Planet Ark: Democrat seeks to limit US mountaintop coal mining
6-7
Charleston Daily Mail: Congress eyes mining rules Lawmakers consider effects of mountaintop removal on streams
6-7

Huntington Herald Dispatch: Lieberman criticizes stream fills; Lawmaker claims Corps illegally lets mining companies dump coal debris

6-7
Louisville Courier-Journal: Mountaintop-mining foes appeal to senators; Backstreet Boy's appearance causes some controversy 
6-7
Lexington Herald Leader: Kentucky group assails changes to Clean Water Act 
6-7
MTV: Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson Talks Coal Mining With Senators
6-7
Akron Beacon Journal: Testimony flap larger than life
6-7
Environmental positions filled
6-7
Flooding victims sue DEP to see timber, mining study;500 join suits naming more than 75 companies defendants
6-6
The Senator Vs. The Backstreet Boy
6-6
Senator Tired of Capitol Hill Celebs
6-6
Ky. mine to comply, letter says
6-6
Power plants building steam
6-5
Ky. Backstreet Boy joins mountaintop mining fight
6-3
Tug Fork residents hopeful for the future; As Clean Water Act hearings begin, many optimistic waterways can be saved
6-3
Crossroads on Global Warming
6-2
We had to do it;McDowell filmmakers look at 01 flooding will include latest devastation
6-2
Growing Green: Fayette County mine site nursery thrives
6-1
Truck safety panel racing the clock

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