Quenton King

Quenton King

Now residing in Charleston, West Virginia, Quenton King is originally from the state’s Eastern Panhandle. He works in environmental policy. He is on the advisory board of Reimagine Appalachia.

A sign for Southern Regional Jail in Beaver, W.Va.

Justice finally facing some accountability for lack of action on jails and prisons

By: - November 9, 2023

Back in August, as the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation was in the headlines yet again for the horrid conditions that both incarcerated people and correctional staff are exposed to on a daily basis — this time because of a new lawsuit — Gov. Jim Justice passed the ball at a press conference […]


EVs good for economic growth, environmental health

By: - October 12, 2023

A road trip on West Virginia’s interstates this time of the year is always a treat. There’s nothing like seeing the specks of green, yellow, orange and red leaves while breezing down winding roads through mountains and over rivers. I learned recently, though, that electric vehicle owners from other states might be disinclined to see […]


We already know how to lower energy bills — make solar affordable for all

By: - September 7, 2023

August marked the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and West Virginia had good reason to celebrate. The IRA and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), its 2021 counterpart, have led to numerous exciting project announcements that will revitalize communities while also contributing to a cleaner energy future.  Undoubtedly, residents will benefit […]

A sandstone building with "South Central Regional Jail" on the side of it sits in the background behind a parking lot.

West Virginia should invest in people, not prisons

By: - August 3, 2023

Every year Congress and the president are responsible for creating the federal budget and ensuring our country’s bills are paid. Over the last decade, this long process has become increasingly notorious for annual buzzwords like debt ceilings and shutdowns. Another term, pork barrel — which is when congress members are able to score political points […]

A loaded coal barge floats down the Kanawha river beside the gold dome of the West Virginia state Capitol building. Smoke in the background blurs the mountains.

Canadian wildfire smoke should be wakeup call for West Virginia officials

By: - July 11, 2023

June ended it as it began, with the skies in the northeast United States blanketed by smoke from hundreds of wildfires in Canada. In West Virginia, we were fortunate enough to avoid the worst effects for most of the month, but by the last week of June, we couldn’t escape the smoke and its impact […]