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  • Energy & Commerce Innovation Showcase Highlights Touchstone Industries
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Today, Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) joined with Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans in hosting an innovation showcase featuring companies, educational institutions, and other organizations from 18 congressional districts across the United States, Touchstone Research Lab in Triadelphia, West Virginia was chosen to represent West Virginia’s First District. TouchStone produces CFOAM, an inexpensive, lightweight, fire-resistant, impact absorbing structural material, made fr... Read more

  • McKinley, Coal Caucus Members Host Meeting with DOE Assistant Secretary Steve Winberg
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    This morning, the Congressional Coal Caucus led by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-WV) hosted a meeting with special guest Steve Winberg, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy (DOE). The discussion covered a wide range of topics from innovative technologies in the coal space to rare earth minerals. “Our nation is at a fork in the road, we can abandon carbon-based fuels, or use an innovation-focused approach to lower emissions. Assistant Secretary Winberg reite... Read more

  • McKinley miner pension bill heads to House floor
    Posted in In the News on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., hopes his version of a fix for coal miner pensions passes the House of Representatives and breaks through the blockage in the U.S. Senate. House Resolution 935, the Miners Pension Protection Act, passed the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday. The bill would provide funding to shore up miner pension funds affected by company bankruptcies and other catastrophes. “The window for addressing the looming insolvency of miners pensions is closing quickly,” McK... Read more

  • NASA support contract awarded to West Virginia University Research Corp. – Parkersburg News
    Posted in Articles on October 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    A contract for support services at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation facility in Fairmont, has been awarded to the West Virginia University Research Corp. in Morgantown, officials said. The Operations and Maintenance 2 contract is a cost-no-fee contract and has a total potential value of $24.9 million. The contract begins Oct. 1 with a six-month base period followed by four one-year options and one six-month option. To r... Read more

  • Editorial: Storage Hub: Legislation should be a priority
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    For decades, the Gulf Coast has been the focal point of our nation’s petrochemical industry. Because much of the oil and natural gas produced in the United States came from that region, locating downstream plants there seemed to make sense. But, as three members of Congress from West Virginia point out, having about 95 percent of U.S. ethylene production on the Gulf Coast is risky business. Even one major hurricane could cripple the industry, perhaps for months. Times change, and it has turned o... Read more

  • WVU awarded $5 million to continue rare earth project, build acid mine drainage treatment facility- WVU Today
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University has been awarded $5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to scale up its successful Rare Earth Recovery Project, which will include building a facility at a new acid mine drainage treatment plant near Mount Storm. The funding received the full support of West Virginia’s five congressional delegates and will help continue ongoing research of the project, which began with a pilot plant in 2018. Rare earth elements are used ... Read more

  • Bill calls for Appalachian petrochemical hub-Parkersburg News and Sentinel
    Posted in In the News on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    A bill directing the Appalachian Regional Commission to direct money for the creation of the Appalachian petrochemical hub was introduced by West Virginia’s three members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Appalachian Regional Energy Hub would store the liquids from natural gas, including ethane. The liquids are used to make plastics, among other uses. Three sites have been identified in West Virginia for the hub, including in Tyler County in the Bens Run Area. Click here to read more Read more

  • Bills aim to boost Appalachian fortunes, chemical renaissance-E&E News
    Posted in In the News on September 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    House Republicans are backing the push to keep the Appalachian Regional Commission running and use the independent development agency to help build a politically charged petrochemical storage hub project in the region. Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) introduced two bills last week that mirror legislation previously put forward by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). H.R. 4434 would reauthorize the ARC, which serves 420 counties in 13 states along the Appalachian Mountains, through 2025. Congress h... Read more

  • WV's U.S. representatives introduce resolution to promote creation of Appalachian Storage Hub-WV News
    Posted in In the News on September 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    West Virginia’s three representatives in the U.S. House have introduced legislation that would promote the creation of a proposed Appalachian Storage Hub. Rep. David McKinley was the lead sponsor while Reps. Alex Mooney and Carol Miller, all R-W.Va., cosponsored House Resolution 4433, the Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative Act. If passed, the resolution would direct the Appalachian Regional Commission to provide funds to help in the hub’s creation. To read the full story click here Read more

  • McKinley, Trone Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize Appalachian Regional Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    Today, Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and David Trone (D-Md.) introduced legislation to promote economic development in Appalachia. The Appalachian Regional Commission Reauthorization Act H.R. 4434 will reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through 2025. The bill will authorize funding for the ARC at a level of $180 million with $20 million of that specifically dedicated to broadband deployment in Appalachia. Full text of the bill can be read here. “The ARC has ... Read more

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