Mike Myer knows his audience: Yes, it's another column that scapegoats Obama
Today’s Mike Myer column, "Picking Winners and Losers," is mostly an attack upon the Obama administration’s supposed “war on coal.” Of course, Myer totally ignores the obvious – that market forces, especially cheap natural gas, is the primary cause for coal’s decline. As Joshua Rhodes wrote in Forbes earlier this week:
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An excerpt from yesterday's Times' interview
Yesterday, President Trump gave an impromptu interview to reporter Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times at Trump's West Palm Beach golf club. In the rambling interview, Trump briefly discussed Senator Manchin and West Virginia:
SCHMIDT: Tell me about what you were saying that the Democrats. . . . [Inaudible.] . . . Tell . . .
A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s coverage and celebration of the Trump Administration’s override of the Clean Power Plan
National coverage --- editing an AP report
The front page headline of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer reads:
Trump Administration To Get Rid of Obama's Clean Power Plan
and what follows is the first two-thirds of the AP story. Of course, what was dropped tells another story that local . . .
Of course it has nothing to do with job loss; that’s always Obama’s fault
Today’s Wheeling "newspapers" have a front page article, “Technology Helping Coal Worker Productivity in the Ohio Valley”, which looks to have grown out of a Murray Energy PR release. While it appears that the article is about improved worker productivity, it demonstrates what increased mechanization is (and has been) doing to the . . .
So much for Murray Energy
Last week I wrote about Robert Murray and Murray Energy's attempt to get relief for coal fired power plants from the Trump administration. If you follow the coal industry, this was an important story. As the Associated Press reported:
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry . . .
Trump administration rejects power plant protection
The Associated Press is reporting that the Trump administration has turned down a plea from Murray Energy to keep certain coal-fired power plants open:
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive . . .
Dealing with the reliability of alternative energy sources
Despite the fact that the price of natural gas and alternatives has been dropping for a number of years, our local "newspapers" have consistently argued (usually without evidence) that coal is still the cheapest way to produce electricity. The locals have stuck with . . .