Take Action The City of Ranson is seeking to correct mistakes it made in 2017 when the city rezoned portions of the Jefferson Orchards property to industrial use, which benefited Rockwool North America (Roxul). Two important public hearings are being […]
RANSON, W.Va. (May 15, 2020) — The City of Ranson is on a fast track to correct mistakes it made in 2017 when the city rezoned portions of the Jefferson Orchard property to industrial use. The rezoning was required in […]
RANSON, W.Va. (May 8, 2020) — Jefferson County Vision (JCV) called upon the City of Ranson to revoke Rockwool’s building permit immediately. A cease work request was delivered today to the City of Ranson on behalf of JCV and all […]
Jefferson County Vision (JCV) holds Ranson accountable for their unlawful attempt to limit public notice on the Rockwool project CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (May 6, 2020) — On May 5, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge David Hammer agreed with the claim […]
JCV Continues to Urge Jefferson County Department of Health to Closely Monitor Working Conditions at the Rockwool Site During Pandemic
On April 5 JCV sent this letter to the Jefferson County Department of Health (DOH) detailing concerns around ongoing construction at the Rockwool-Ranson construction site and Covid-19. Dr. Reidy wrote this response on April 16, though receipt was delayed to […]
JCV vs. ROCKWOOL ET AL. (PILOT CASE) Summary — On November 2, 2018 JCV filed the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the PILOT arrangement and asserting that Rockwool should not be given preferential treatment […]
On January 3, 2020, Jefferson County Foundation hosted a Community Forum on Rockwool at Shepherd University. The at-capacity crowd heard local scientists present their concerns regarding the Rockwool facility’s air and water permits and apparent design deficiencies.
On October 21st, a group of civic organizations and elected officials have filed an official complaint against Rockwool with the Danish Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct. The complaint describes how the Denmark based company has violated the Organization for […]
Below is a summary from Michael Glenn of the potential effects of Rockwool’s emissions in Jefferson County, West Virginia.
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October 20, 2023
JCV has entered its fifth year of serving the community. A...
September 12, 2023
Comprehensive plans for Jefferson County and the locales contained within will shape the future of what our home looks like. The comprehensive plans should NOT include any heavy industry. These plans are reviewed when businesses express an interest in coming to Jefferson County. Most recently, a request was submitted to rezone an area to accommodate heavy industry.
August 23, 2023
Jefferson County Development Authority, often referred to as JCDA, plays a key role in recruiting new businesses to the county. As stated on their website, "the mission of the Jefferson County Development Authority is to provide an increased and diverse tax base for Jefferson County. The JCDA also provides new employment opportunities for our citizens through the attraction of medium sized light manufacturing and other types of business, and through the retention and expansion of existing businesses in Jefferson County."