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2011-07-14 10:24:00

Bill would restore jurisdiction of state agencies over EPA in regards to Clean Water Act WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H.R. 2018, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act sponsored by Representative John Mica (R-FL) and Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), passed a floor vote in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night with 239 votes in favor of the legislation. The bill asserts that states should have the primary responsibility for regulation of water...

2011-05-26 17:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 500,000 National Guardsmen today hailed House approval of a Guard voice and vote in final resource decisions at the Pentagon. The House version of the fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 1540, passed this afternoon, includes an amendment that would designate the chief of the National Guard Bureau as a full member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The amendment was co-sponsored by Reps. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., and...

2010-10-28 14:33:00

CHARLESTON, W.V., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- TransGas Development Systems, LLC today announced an agreement with SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd leading to engineering, procurement and construction of its first U.S. coal to gasoline plant to be located in Mingo County, West Virginia called Adams Fork Energy. The Adams Fork Energy project will convert regional coal into premium grade ultraclean gasoline, producing 18,000 barrels per day (756,000 gallons). "When fully developed the...

2010-10-04 14:17:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 45,000 National Guard officers are supporting bills introduced in the House and Senate last week that would elevate the Guard's top officer to a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The leaders of more than 45,000 Guard men and women are backing legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Rep. Nick Rahall, both D-W.Va., which would make the chief of the National Guard Bureau a full member of the Pentagon's senior-leadership...

2010-09-13 13:00:00

PRICHARD, W.Va., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Guests at a ceremony here saw something they hadn't seen before when Norfolk Southern Train 236 rolled through at 11 a.m. today. That's because No. 236 was one of the first double-stacked trains to transit Norfolk Southern's new Heartland Corridor. The eastbound train was pulling the containers on their way from Chicago to Norfolk, Va., and was greeted at Prichard - the site of a planned intermodal terminal - by the corridor's partners,...

2010-03-09 12:57:00

Radio Ads Targeting Democrats Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), Baron Hill (D-IN), Dina Titus (D-NV), Zack Space (D-OH), John Spratt (D-SC), Tom Perriello (D-VA) and Nick Rahall (D-WV) WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Responsible Health Care (ARHC) launched a seven-state radio ad campaign today calling on Democrat Members of Congress to listen to the American people's opposition to ObamaCare, and to vote against the government takeover of the nation's health care....

2010-03-01 07:02:00

LAV launches Heavy TV-Ad Blitz - 500 GRPs - in Charleston-Huntington, Bluefield-Beckley Markets WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Congressman Nick Rahall is urged to vote "No" on the Obama-Pelosi government takeover of healthcare, in a major TV-ad campaign launched today by the League of American Voters (USALeague.com). The ads will run in the Charleston-Huntington and Bluefield-Beckley television markets, a 500 GRP buy. "Congressman Rahall, if you think you've got...

2009-07-20 15:15:00

Congress holds hearings on 1872 Mining Law and Grand Canyon protection WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A new Google Earth interactive project created by the Pew Environment Group shows that national parks and other vacation destinations -- including the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone -- are under threat due to the antiquated 1872 Mining Law. Pew's "Check out the View from Route 1872" provides a window on how the 19th century law that governs gold, uranium and other hardrock...

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2009-01-15 08:25:00

The federal government may soon begin regulating the disposal of some wastes from coal-fired power plants thanks to a bill filed on the heels of a major U.S. coal ash spill. The legislation, proposed by House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall, would set federal standards for the design, construction, and upkeep of coal ash impoundments. The measure is in response to the collapse of an earthen dike at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston coal-fired power...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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