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More foxes added to hen house guard duty

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From the Think Progress:

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump has officially nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Until recently, Wheeler was a registered lobbyist for Murray Energy; he de-registered as a lobbyist on August 11, . . .

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October 06, 2017

McKinley to head EPA?

Politico floats his trial balloon

One of my regular stops in looking for material for the blog is Politico's "Morning Energy" (or ME as it refers to itself). On a daily basis, the site carries relevant news as well as interesting rumors and gossip that deal with the politics of energy in the U.S. This morning's ME carried the following:

ME FIRST: MCKINLEY . . .

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November 18, 2016

Another Murray Energy press release posing as front-page news

This morning's Wheeling Intelligencer carries yet another Murray Energy press release disguised as an actual news article. "EPAResponds To Court Ruling On Clean Air Act" is mislabeled. A more accurate title would be "Murray Energy Responds to EPA" since two-thirds of the article covers Murray Energy's response with . . .

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November 03, 2016

Revisiting Flint's water crisis

"round up the usual suspects"

This afternoon's editorial in the Wheeling News-Register, "EPA Shirked Duty To Flint Residents," follows the usual pattern for Ogden editorials: avoid carrying the AP report when the story breaks (so that the reader is given no background on what happened) and then interpret what happened to suit the persuasive needs of the . . .

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October 21, 2016

Murray Energy: politics and $$$

Catching up on the 2014 election -- oops, they somehow missed $35,000

Cleveland.com reported last week that:

Murray Energy Corp.'s PAC acknowledged it failed to publicly disclose $35,000 it gave in 2013 to a political fund controlled by John Boehner, then the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

. . . . This was because "an . . .

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February 07, 2016

Morrisey watch 14

So what if the state loses (yet again) -- AG Morrisey has a November election to think about?

Despite a long losing streak in judicial suits involving the Clean Power Plan, WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and 24 other state attorney generals are trying an even more unlikely-to-win tactic -- going directly to the Supreme Court. As The Hill reported on Wednesday:

The state attorneys general leading the court fight against . . .

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February 07, 2016

Keeping us semi-informed on coal issues

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. . . .

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November 13, 2015

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