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The future of coal and West Virginia's response

A couple of important articles about the future of coal from scholarly and industry sources

Today's online edition of Forbes magazine carries a blog post by Steve Cicala from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Cicala explains his purpose:

I’d like to use this post to address a common . . .

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October 27, 2016

Last night's debates, media coverage of the "war on coal" and West Virginia's future

While I was writing about last night's West Virginia gubernatorial debate there was another debate going on between the Republican and Democratic vice presidential candidates. The statements of Mike Pence and Tim Kaine have been fact-checked here and here and apparently the "war on coal" did play a part in the debate. Here is . . .

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October 05, 2016

Late night reading about coal

A couple of interesting articles found during my travels around the net

"Is West Virginia Holding America’s Weirdest Election?" by Mason Adams in Politico

A sample:

A billionaire who built up a corporate empire from his father’s inheritance now is running his first major political campaign with a promise to shake up the establishment and restore prosperity after a long period of . . .

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September 30, 2016

Empty promises?

Some additional coverage of Trump's Pittsburgh energy speech

Of course, there were no discouraging words to be found in local reporter and fossil fuel propagandist Casey Junkins' coverage of Donald Trump's speech to the energy conference in Pittsburgh last Thursday. (I wrote about it here.) There were certainly some in the national media, however. Here's a summary of some of those reports.

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September 26, 2016

Friday's Intelligencer goes into full-propaganda mode for the Republican Party

Trump, Cole and Morrisey -- did they miss anyone?

"Trump: Hillary Waging Costly 'War on Energy' "

This headline in a large font accompanied by a 4" x 6" picture of Donald Trump, dominates the top half of this morning's Intelligencer front page. The article, by Intelligencer reporter and propagandist for the fossil fuel industry Casey Junkins, covers . . .

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September 23, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 10

Tuesday's Intelligencer editorials

"Showing Disdain for 'Coal People'"

According to this morning's lead editorial Bill Clinton joked in Pennsylvania last week that the "coal people" in eastern Kentucky and West Virginian "don't like any of us anymore." The editorial goes on to tell us that "coal people" have . . .

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September 14, 2016

Covering Monday's energy innovation conference

It's a good day for local favorites McKinley and Capito (even if she wasn't there)

Covering the conference -- the Intelligencer and the Associated Press saw it differently

Casey Junkins, local reporter and energy propagandist, covered the conference for the local "newspapers." Jonathan Matisse, who reports on West Virginia for the Associated Press, wrote the AP story.

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September 13, 2016

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