Berkeley County Project Giving Eels The Slip
On this West Virginia Morning, for more than 180 years, American eels have not been able to swim past Dam No. 5 in Falling Waters, Berkeley County. But that’s about to change. As Liz McCormick reports, officials are finishing a new “eelway” that could potentially help thousands of eels a year migrate further upstream in the Potomac River.
Also on today’s show, ethane from the region’s Marcellus Shale is now getting exported to other countries. One of the first to import this gas was Scotland. Fracking is illegal there, but using fracked natural gas is not. For StateImpact Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier went to Scotland, where he found American shale gas is playing a role in the UK’s own debate about fracking.
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