Segment 303

National monument would be first for West Virginia

State(s) featured in this episode: West Virginia

Supporters say the monument would be a job-creating natural asset, protecting the headwaters of six regional waterways – including thousands of acres of wild terrain with some of the best hunting and trout fishing in Appalachia.

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On the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border, homeowners’ lives are changed by toxic coal ash pollution from a power plant (produced with Earthjustice).

State(s) featured in this episode: Pennsylvania / West Virginia
Segment 505

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State(s) featured in this episode: California / Louisiana / West Virginia
Segment 303

National monument would be first for West Virginia: Supporters say the monument would be a job-creating natural asset, protecting the headwaters of six regional waterways — including thousands of acres of wild terrain with some of the best hunting and trout fishing in Appalachia.

Private landowners protect prairie chickens and bog turtles: In Kansas and Delaware, NRCS advisers assist farmers with measures to improve their productivity and protect habitats for threatened wildlife

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State(s) featured in this episode: Delaware / Kansas / West Virginia