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Justice still owes $15 million in taxes and fines

Just released NPR investigation documents the details

From an investigation from National Public Radio released this morning:

But an NPR investigation shows that Justice's mining companies still fail to pay millions of dollars in mine safety penalties two years after an earlier investigation documented the same behavior. Our analysis of federal data shows that Justice is now . . .

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October 07, 2016

Watching the West Virginia debate for governor

I watched the entire debate. (Admit it, you either ignored it or quickly flipped over to "Jeopardy" or a home shopping network which provided at least some intellectual stimulation.) In my case, I think there should be some sort of reward (in heaven or elsewhere) for devotion to the purposes of this blog.

Here is what I . . .

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October 04, 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

New West Virginia poll results

The political results of the latest Metro News poll of likely West Virginia voters were released yesterday and today. In the race for president: Trump got 49% to Clinton's 31% with Libertarian Johnson getting 10% and Green Stein receiving 4%. (West Virginians, according to the poll's director, are enthusiastic for Trump.)

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September 02, 2016

WV polling and endorsements

Polling

Public Policy Polling released a new West Virginia poll yesterday. Here are some results and commentary from PPP:

Republican presidential

PPP's new West Virginia poll finds it's likely to just keep Donald Trump's recent streak of dominant victories right on going. Trump leads in the state . . .

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May 04, 2016

Blankenship decision follow-up

Local "newspapers" eventually cover decision

After the yesterday morning's Intelligencer did not cover the decision, the Friday afternoon News-Register covered (for some reason this is not available online) the Blankenship court decision with parts of an AP report. About 30% of the AP report was dropped including the . . .

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December 05, 2015

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 -- . . .

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November 13, 2015

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