A federal report issued this week cites the economic potential from additional ethane hubs in the United States.
Natural gas processing capacity has expanded more than 10-fold from 2010 to 2016 in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia where the boom in crude oil and natural gas production from shale formations across the U.S. and in the Marcellus and Utica shales “has transformed global energy markets and may present opportunities for industry to establish additional hubs,” according to Ethane Storage and Distribution Hub in the United States, a report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Late Wednesday afternoon, President Trump signed a bill into effect that will provide help in the battle against opioids in West Virginia.
It was a big victory for the state, but specifically for one local congressman.
As opioids continue to ravage our state, the country seems to get one step closer finding a solution to this devastating crisis.
President Trump signed a 600 page bill to fight the opioid crisis into law on Wednesday.
The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (or H.R. 6) will provide $8 billion this year to battle the addiction epidemic.
This afternoon President Trump signed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, into law. The bill is a bipartisan response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across West Virginia and the nation.
The package includes four bills introduced by Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) to reduce repeat overdoses, encourage alternatives to opioids, expand access to safe drug disposal programs, and improve information sharing about patients’ addiction history between health care providers and family members.
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. visited Morgantown on Friday and spent some time with The Dominion Post to review some of the action in Congress.
McKinley cited three priorities: Opioids, health care and economic revitalization.
McKinley said President Trump recently signed a package of 57 opioid bills. They covered a blend of issues: Enforcement, rehabilitation and education among others.
The United States unemployment rate hit 3.7 percent in September, the lowest rate since 1969.
Representative David McKinley recently spoke with WBOY about a variety of issues affecting West Virginia, including the economy. He said in spite of economic growth, there is a continuing problem with a shortage of skilled workers in West Virginia and across the country.
He said more can be done to get a workforce that is up to the task of keeping the economy growing.
The United States Senate took another big step towards battling the opioid epidemic by passing the H.R. 6 or the Support for Patients and Communities Act.
West Virginia is one of the top states impacted by the opioid epidemic, so Congressman David McKinley, representing West Virginia's First District, knows first hand that this is a major issue that needs federal attention. "This is wrong. We're destroying families with this. We've got to find ways of solving this crisis."
This afternoon the Senate passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across West Virginia and the nation. The legislation will boost access to treatment, improve prevention, and help efforts to fight dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl.
The package includes four bills championed by Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) to reduce repeat overdoses, encourage alternatives to opioids, expand access to safe drug disposal programs, and improve information sharing among health professionals.
U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., kicked off the Building Research in Capacity in West Virginia workshop Wednesday afternoon at West Virginia University, discussing the importance of seeking grants in medical research.