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"Restoring Trust" and "Black Vs. Blue"

Monday's editorial page

I will confess that this morning's lead editorial in the Intelligencer surprised me. "Restoring Trust Of Police Officers" deals with the problems in the Cleveland police department and the mistrust it has created among its citizenry. The editorial uses the recent shooting of a 12-year-old and the killing of two unarmed suspects . . .

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June 15, 2015

As predicted, the court throws out AG's suit against the EPA

Publicity is good for Morissey's gubernatorial run, however

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit tossed out the lawsuit brought by 15 coal states led by WV's AG Patrick Morissey and Murray Energy against the EPA's Clean Power Plan:

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out a lawsuit that challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s . . .

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June 11, 2015

The Intelligencer revisits the fracking report

EPA blamed for not supporting Intelligencer's exaggerated headline and story

What happened:

  1. Last week the EPA announced the results of its study of fracking and the water supply. On Friday local reporter Casey Junkins summarized the report in a front page story, "EPA: Fracking No Water Threat," suggesting that the results were conclusive. On the other hand, a number of media reports about the . . .

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June 10, 2015

Following the EPA fracking report

America's mass media let us down

The EPA's report on fracking came out at the end of last week and most of the news reports suggested that the EPA had concluded that fracking was not a threat to our drinking water. Here, for example, is the original AP article. On Friday, the Intelligencer chose not to run the original AP article and instead featured a front page article . . .

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June 08, 2015

Jeb Bush to speak to coal barons

Let's see if this gets any coverage in the national media. From the Guardian:

Jeb Bush will convene next week with a clutch of coal mining barons and reliable Republican party donors who have paid at least $7,500 each to huddle in secret with the presidential hopeful at a golfing and fly-fishing retreat in a hidden-away . . .

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June 04, 2015

First Energy looks for a place to dump its toxic coal ash

Little Blue, again

Earth Justice tells us about what is happening to coal ash just across the border in Greene and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania:

An application by FirstEnergy Generation, LLC to dump more toxic coal ash into a closed power plant landfill in Western Pennsylvania that is already leaking arsenic into groundwater has sparked strong . . .

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June 04, 2015

Another Ogden favorite - David McKinley

Tuesday's Intelligencer devotes two-thirds of a page's worth of coverage to his decision not to run for governor

In mid-May I wrote about the amount of positive publicity that two of our state politicians regularly receive from our local "newspapers." Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Republican state senator Ryan Ferns receive lots of coverage even though they haven't done all that much. Only two other state politicians regularly receive . . .

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June 03, 2015

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