The Friday Intelligencer
Issues that were covered:
Murray vs. the EPA
The morning Intelligencer featured a ruling by a U.S. district judge that requires EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to give a deposition in a suit filed by Murray Energy. The Intelligencer devoted much more coverage to the decision than any other source that I could find -- especially the AP report. . . .
Bad news, good news for West Virginia government
Earlier this week the Center for Public Integrity released grades for its
State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of state government by the Center for Public Integrity. The comprehensive probe found that in state after state, open records laws are laced with exemptions and . . .
Will it become a scary government agency for some coal companies?
For as long as I can remember, the IRS has been seen as one of the scariest of government agencies in our popular culture: "You can mess with the rest, but watch out if the IRS is coming after you. Don't forget, that's who got Al Capone!" I don't know how true it was or is but I do think the IRS is still one of the most . . .
New media or Wheeling "newspapers"?
I thought I'd make a few comments about Saturday's Mike Myer's column before I filed it away. The column, "Learning Who You Can Trust," is a variation on the paper's frequent "we are a great news source and everyone should trust and believe us" editorial/column. (The last such editorial was August 24 and so . . .
Why mention coal subsidies when its so much easier to blame the president for the decline of Appalachian coal?
This morning's Intelligencer front page tells us that a group of Democratic senators are trying to "charge companies for pollution":
A group of Senate Democrats are pushing to charge companies for potential carbon dioxide pollution they cause while working on federal lands.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking member of the . . .
MSHA's suit against Murray Energy
This morning's Intelligencer reported on the suit brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) against Murray Energy. The first two paragraphs explain the suit:
The Mine Safety and Health Administration cited Murray Energy Corp. for 29 "significant safety hazards" at five . . .
From this morning's lead editorial on children's health care coverage:
West Virginia has had plenty of bad news when it comes to its rankings among the states in terms of various measures of well-being. In one category, however, the Mountain State outshines nearly everyone else, and it is a category of tremendous importance to our . . .