Consumers and environmentalists be damned: The WV Public Service Commission, with two* of its three members being former employees of the West Virginia Coal Association, votes to keep coal-fired power plants running past 2028
From WV News:
A TRIO OF coal-fired power plants will be able to remain in operation through at least 2040 under a new order issued by the state Public Service Commission Tuesday. Read about it here: https://t.co/UNz4HbQszM— WV News (@WVNews247) October 12, 2021
WV Metro News noted the opposition:
Groups ranging . . .
Nor is misrepresenting the president’s proposal
In just the first six sentences of his op-ed in this weekend’s Wheeling News-Register, West Virginia's treasurer, Riley Moore, uses twelve emotionally charged words/phrases/cliches to attack the Biden administration:
• wasteful spending
• raising taxes
• liberal allies
• pork-wish list
• radical socialist
• . . .
Posted in: riley moore
"I don't believe that we should turn our society into an entitlement society. "
Senator Manchin is not the only person who doesn't want to live in an "entitlement society." From Daily Kos:
I’m with Joe Manchin - I don’t want to live in an entitlement society. https://t.co/FfMFlz6ml3— michele rule (@rulemichele) October 8, 2021
I don't think the author . . .
Capito/Afghanistan and editorials
Supporting Senator Shelley
Today on page 6 of the Wheeling Intelligencer, Steven Allen Adams, Ogden’s political reporter, rewrites a Shelley Moore Capito press release about a partisan Afghanistan bill that our senator and a majority of the Senate Republicans are supporting:
In a statement Monday, Capito, R-W.Va., . . .
Another week, another plagiarism
Yes, it is another Wheeling Intelligencer plagiarism. Today’s editorial, “Fix Ohio’s Prison System,” most likely came from one of Ogden’s Ohio papers where it was stolen from an Associated Press reporter. Here is the first five paragraphs of a report by the AP’s Farnoush Amiri on September 15. I have highlighted in bold what today’s . . .
Is there a less trustworthy source?
This weekend's Wheeling News-Register editorial discussed the various proposals for West Virginia redistricting:
many maps took the easy and predictable route by forming a twisty east-west line across the state that would keep the growth areas of Morgantown and Martinsburg together.
Instead, the editorial . . .
Tone deaf Joe Manchin
I saw this clip earlier today; I think the visual says more than the audio:
West Virginians are kayaking to Joe Manchin's yacht and demanding he explain why he's stopping the reconciliation bill from advancingpic.twitter.com/Q09OC1aEHo— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) October 1, 2021