Media Coverage (49 articles)

Unger proposes public meeting requirement for air, water permits

By Matthew Umstead The Herald-Mail

"There’s no way Rockwool’s air-quality permits should have been approved without a public meeting being held in our community,” Unger said. “If the citizens’ voices had been heard, I believe these permits would not have been approved at all."

Published January 21, 2019


Despite opposition in Eastern Panhandle, Rockwool says it's undeterred

By Kate Mishkin Charleston Gazette-Mail

"The board of education’s job was to protect the students, said Sarah Adams, whose family’s farm is adjacent to Jefferson Orchards, where Rockwool will be built. “Next to these schools?” she said. “What were they thinking?”

Published January 20, 2019


JCDA drama rocks county commission meeting

By Danyel VanReenen The Journal

"Approximately 30 public speakers brought their concerns to the attention of the JCC. Most of the speakers focused on the future of the JCDA as well as the future of the proposed Rockwool factory."

Published January 19, 2019


Regina Hendrix: Rockwool not worth risk of creating another WV cancer cluster

By Regina Hendrix Charleston Gazette-Mail

"I want them to stop our West Virginia Development Office from going to the European Union and accepting projects that are too toxic to be located in Europe. Our legislators must put a stop to this sneaking, dirty, polluting deal. No more European garbage for West Virginians."

Published January 19, 2019


More Community, Less JCDA, and No Smokestacks Near Schools

By Krista Guido Observer

Published January 16, 2019



Reviewing the Rockwool design process

By Gavin Perry The Journal

The Jefferson County Commission, Jefferson County Development Authority or the City of Ranson should retain an independent architectural engineering firm to carry out the design review.

Published January 12, 2019



Vote on Rockwool sewer line postponed

By Danyel VanReenen The Journal

Published January 9, 2019


Purcellville Becomes Sixth Loudoun Town to Oppose Rockwool

By Patrick Szabo LoudounNow

Published January 9, 2019


Rockwool Factory - Design Review

By Gavin Perry Frederick News-Post

Published January 7, 2019


Rockwool debate dominates JCC meeting, summit

By Danyel VanReenen The Journal

Published January 4, 2019


Round Hill, Bluemont Citizens Association Join Fight Against Rockwool Plant

By Patrick Szabo LoudounNow

Published January 4, 2019


The new Rockwool plant may affect the local honey bees

By Brendan Reynolds Local DVM

Published December 28, 2018


Teacher strike, Rockwool leave mark on Eastern Panhandle in 2018

By Matthew Umstead The Herald-Mail

Published December 23, 2018


Rockwool: Not in your hometown nor ours

By George C. Rudy Frederick News-Post

Published December 21, 2018


Sierra Club, air quality and Rockwool

By Alieen Curfman Frederick News-Post

Published December 20, 2018


Leesburg Council Joins Opposition To WV Rockwool Plant

By Loudoun Now admin LoudounNow

Published December 19, 2018


Frederick County residents worry about effects of future Rockwool plant

By Samantha Hogan Frederick News-Post

Published December 13, 2018


Rockwool Plant Opposition Picking Up in Western Loudoun

By Patrick Szabo LoudounNow

Published December 11, 2018



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