Manchin’s Coal-Powered State: WV Electricity Rate Increase Requested

Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power Make Rate Increase Case for West Virginia Electricity Users

The rate increase would add $18.41 to the monthly bills of Appalachian Power/Wheeling Power companies, according to documents filed by the companies with the Public Service Commission in April, a 12% increase in rates. According to the companies, customers already pay an average of $155.56 per month assuming customers use 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per month.

Steven Allen Adams | Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power Make Rate Increase Case | October 5, 2022

Regulators propose $125K settlement with coal company

The state [West Virginia] Department of Environmental Protection says Lexington Coal Co. LLC is responsible for pollutant exceedances on three active coal mining water pollution control permits in Wyoming, Boone and Mingo counties from 2018 through 2021, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The state agency found exceedances at 11 outlets in the Upper Guyandotte, Coal River and Tug Fork River watersheds.

W.VA. NEWS | October 5, 2022

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