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The Wheeling Alternative

Current reporting from the "war on coal"

Washington Post asks if the "war on coal" is really a "war on wasting energy"

Lost in all the hype on how the President's clean power plan is part of the "war on coal" is the distinct possibility that the plan would lower carbon emissions and make for more efficient use of energy resources. As Chris Mooney of . . .

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May 19, 2015

More of the same on climate change

Sunday editorial

Yes, it's another week and another unsurprising editorial on coal, Obama and the EPA. This one uses Capito's bill (see 2 posts down) as its starting point to make the same tired arguments as its predecessors:

Democrats blindly follow the President. Obama tells them what they should do rather than listening to their constituents. This . . .

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May 18, 2015

Reading the Saturday Intelligencer

The Pope and Climate Change

The Faith section of the "newspaper" carried an AP story about Pope Francis and the coming encyclical on climate change and the environment:

Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful this week that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the . . .

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May 16, 2015

Another Intelligencer favorite!

Ferns for Congress?

A preliminary question:

Is WV State Senator Ryan Ferns trying to look like Adam Levine or Captain Obvious?

.....Ryan Ferns ............... pop star Adam Levine ...... Hotel.com's Captain Obvious

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Speaking of Republicans who've been anointed by our local newspaper monopoly (see previous post), today's Intelligencer carries a . . .

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May 15, 2015

Some good publicity for Capito

Propaganda passing as a news article

The Wheeling "newspaper" monopoly has always had a soft spot for Shelley Moore Capito as it did for her father, the late-governor. Whether campaigning or working in Congress, the coverage of Capito has been almost all positive. For example, in last year's senatorial election, Capito scored 429 column inches of coverage (almost . . .

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May 15, 2015

Coal or renewable energy

Which has the more promising future?

Tolerating the Intelligencer's Absurd Claims

Another week, another anti-Obama and anti-EPA Intelligencer editorial this time with an attack on alternative energy sources thrown in as a bonus.

Yesterday's "Tolerating EPA’s Absurd Claims" rounds-up the usual suspects in order to attack alternative energy sources. The problem, . . .

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May 12, 2015

Do West Virginian's view climate change differently than the citizen's of other states?

The Yale Project on Climate Change Opinion

I was doing some research on climate change when I stumbled on this excellent site. The Yale Project on Climate Change Opinion goes beyond simply providing us with national opinion on climate matters, it drills down to individual states and from there, counties and congressional districts. As their overview states:

Public opinion polling is . . .

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May 10, 2015

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