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Who recently said that clean coal is "neither practical or economic"?

A two-question quiz

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Here's a more complete version of the quote, from E & E News (Environment and Energy News) last Friday:

Carbon capture and sequestration does not work. It's a pseudonym for 'no coal '. . . . It is neither practical nor economic, carbon capture and sequestration. It is just cover for the politicians, . . .

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July 07, 2017

John Oliver on coal and Robert Murray

On Sunday, HBO's John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" had a major segment on coal and local coal owner Robert Murray. Oliver takes on coal and dares Murray, who loves to sue media sources for what Murray believes is unfair coverage, to sue him. It's a well-documented (if a bit long) segment.


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June 21, 2017

A possible explanation for why Donald Trump won the election

As local coal CEO Robert Murray explained to Bloomberg News:

In recent months, Murray joined the Evangelical church. He was dwelling on that change while he was watching the election results in the early morning Wednesday. He was sitting in his Ohio home, he said, reflecting on his family, his workers and Biblical figures.

“ . . .

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November 11, 2016

A simple explanation: "kickbacks"

Robert Murray explains why Hillary Clinton wants to curb fossil fuels

Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray was on the FOX Business Network’s "Risk & Reward" earlier today and said:

“The reason why she wants to see coal eliminated is because she’s getting millions of dollars of kickback to the Clinton Foundation and to her campaign from people who she says needs government help,” Murray . . .

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September 07, 2016

Explaining the possible Murray Energy layoffs

You get different information and emphasis depending upon the source

The Wheeling Intelligencer rewrites the Murray Energy press release

On Saturday morning, reporter Casey Junkins explained the possibility of layoffs at Murray Energy:

Murray Energy Corp. indicated Friday it may cut 4,400 more jobs by September — a move that would leave the company that employed 8,400 in May of 2015 with . . .

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July 06, 2016

Robert Murray meets with Donald Trump

Hey, a lot of people don't know what LNG stands for! (Most of them, however, are not running for President)

Apparently CEO Robert Murray of Murray Energy met yesterday with Donald Trump. According to the energy trade paper SNL Financial (no, it's not Saturday Night Live), Murray believes that Trump is "all we got" and "the horse to ride."

As Taylor Kuykendall in the SNL article goes on to report:

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May 24, 2016

Changing the narrative

More on the mine closure

On most days I read the paper version of the morning Intelligencer and later look at the online edition of the afternoon News-Register. While the headlines may change, the stories are frequently the same.

The important story about the closing of the Powhatan No. 6 coal mine, first run in yesterday's News-Register and then . . .

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May 03, 2016

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