Board Members

Overview

The Board shall be composed of seven members who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Not more than four members of the Board shall be of the same political party.

One of the appointees to the Board shall be a person who by reason of previous vocation, employment or affiliations, can be classed as one capable and experienced in coal mining, one experienced in the practice of agriculture, one capable and experienced in modern forestry practices, one capable and experienced in engineering, one capable and experienced in water pollution control or water conservation problems, one with significant experience in the advocacy of environmental protection, one shall be a person who represents the general public interest.

In any case brought before the Board relating to quarry operations, two alternate Board members will serve on the Board who have expertise related to the operation of quarries. These two alternate members will serve in place of the Board member appointed due to his or her expertise in coal operations and the Board member which has been appointed due to his or her expertise in forestry.

Members of the Board shall be appointed as follows:

  1. Two members appointed to serve a term of two years
  2. Two members appointed to serve a term of three years
  3. Two members to serve a term of four years
  4. One member to serve a term of five years.

Members

  • Represents: Coal Industry
  • Occupation: Retired
  • Politics: Republican
  • Member: Since 2007
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  • Represents: Engineering
  • Occupation: Coal Mining
  • Politics: Republican
  • Member: Since 2007
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  • Represents: Forestry
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  • Politics: Independent
  • Member: Since June 23, 2020
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  • Represents: Water Pollution Control
  • Occupation: Geology Professor at West Virginia University
  • Politics: Independent
  • Member: Since 1978
  • Experience:
    • Ph.D. degree in geochemistry/hydrogeology from Penn State University.
    • Since 1970, geology professor for West Virginia University, teaching, research and service work in water pollution and water resources.
    • Primary speciality area is the impact of coal mining on ground and stream waters.
  • Represents: Agriculture
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  • Politics: Republican
  • Member: Since 2016
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  • Represents: General Public Interest
  • Occupation: Former Sheriff
  • Politics: Democrat
  • Member: Since 2009
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  • Represents: Advocacy of Environment
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  • Member:
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Quarry Board

  • Represents: Quarry Operations
  • Occupation: Quarry Operator
  • Politics: Democrat
  • Member: Since 2000
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  • Occupation: Geologist
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