News Minute: Here is the latest West Virginia news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Democratic state delegate is suing Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanding that he live in the county where West Virginia's capital city is located. News outlets report Assistant Minority Whip Isaac Sponaugle submitted a writ of mandamus Thursday requesting the Kanawha County Circuit Court order Justice to live in the county.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's lottery commission has set its rules for sports betting in the state. New outlets report that the rules were approved at an emergency meeting Thursday. West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick says the goal is to have sports betting available by football season.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A previously blocked federal study says the chemicals used by a West Virginia factory to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had thought were safe. News outlets report the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry released the study on PFAS chemicals Wednesday. DuPont, which had used the chemicals, now faces thousands of lawsuits from people living near its Washington Works plant who say their water was contaminated.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has issued a stay that halts some construction along a West Virginia stretch of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the stay Thursday in a case brought by environmental groups that challenged a federal water-crossings permit. The Roanoke Times reports company attorneys argued in court filings that a stay would delay work on an 80-mile stretch of the gas pipeline at a cost of $600 million.
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