TU urges caution as energy companies pursue pipeline project

BY MARK TAYLOR A recent sultry summer day found Philip Smith, TU’s West Virginia Council chair, in one of his favorite places, a tiny trout stream deep in West Virginia’s mountains. Gingerly, with his homemade split bamboo rod, he cast a tiny stimulator fly to fishy-looking spots, hop
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Decision on fracking in GWNF expected soon

The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Forest Service should make a decision on whether to allow Marcellus Shale exploration, aka fracking, in the George Washington National Forest by the end of the month. The Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited is concerned that opening up the for
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TU seeking water quality monitoring coordinator for WV, VA project

Trout Unlimited is partnering with the Appalachian Forest Heritage Association and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition to fill an AmeriCorps position that would coordinate water quality monitoring efforts in West Virginia and Virginia. The project is designed to keep tabs on the impact
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TU gets grant for Marcellus Shale work in VA, WV

TU national has received a grant to employ a person from AmeriCorps to monitor Marcellus Shale issues in Virginia and West Virginia.  The staffer will conduct baseline water quality ahead of gas development activities and provide a threshold with which to monitor potential impacts. Th
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