Concern About Rockwool Grows Beyond Jefferson County

Despite the fact that site work has begun on a planned 460,000-square-foot insulation factory on 130 acres in Ranson, W.Va., opposition to the project continues to grow — within Jefferson County and beyond. The Rockwool insulation plant would crush and melt rock using coal and natural gas. Although the proposed plant’s owner, the multi-national ROXEL, has already […]

Blue Ridge Coalition ready to launch

Like a fine Virginia wine, the Blue Ridge Coalition has been years in the making. It all started back in 2009, when members of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains (FBRM) decided that the Blue Ridge should be recognized as a special conservation corridor to help protect its natural and cultural values. The following […]