The Wheeling Alternative

Now that the lie is in place, the locals will reference it again and again

That didn't take long

The first extended analysis of a Mike Myer column that I did for my old blog was back in March of 2014. Myer had claimed an unnamed industry analyst (my hunch was that it was a Murray Energy employee) had told him that China was not the biggest importer of U.S. coal, Germany was. I found that difficult to believe given the country's . . .

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August 24, 2016

Propagandizing for the fossil fuel industry

The Intelligencer cherry-picks and misrepresents the Harvard study on the cost of miners transitioning to solar

Back on August 10 I blogged about a new study from the Harvard Business Review that looked at the cost of retraining coal miners to work in solar energy. I quoted the study's conclusion:

The results of the study show that a relatively minor investment ($180 million to $1.8 billion, based on best and worst case scenarios) in . . .

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August 22, 2016

Nothing new but that doesn't matter - it's Bill Cole's plan

Reviewing this week's "Cole for Governor" editorial

Yes, this morning's "newspaper" gives us yet another editorial (I think it's now a Sunday requirement) telling us what a great governor Bill Cole would be. This time we learn about his "plan to battle the drug abuse epidemic in West Virginia."

In the editorial's third sentence, we learn that Cole . . .

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August 21, 2016

Morrisey watch 18

Yet another front-page "news" story to help his re-election campaign (updated August 21)

For the second day in a row, this morning's Intelligencer gave front-page coverage to Patrick Morrisey, who is up for re-election to attorney general. On Thursday, AG Morrisey visited the area and yesterday's top-of-the-page headline proclaimed that he was working to curb drugs! (See next post down.) Today's front-page story tells . . .

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August 20, 2016

Morrisey watch 17

"Attorneys General Work to Curb Drugs" and in others breaking news "Police Seek to Capture Criminals"

This morning's Intelligencer front page featured yet another non-story in support of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's re-election bid. Taking up one-third of the front page, we learn that he and Ohio . . .

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August 19, 2016

Catching up on climate change

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Louisiana flooding (source - CBS News)

A surprise - the Intelligencer prints an AP article on the global warming debate

On Monday, the Intelligencer acknowledged that there is a debate going on over climate change by printing an edited version of a longer Associated Press analysis. For most of the article, the AP . . .

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August 18, 2016

"After Coal"

A documentary about WV's future?

From the homepage of the documentary "After Coal":

What happens when fossil fuels run out? "After Coal" profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales.

This hour long documentary brings viewers to the front lines of the transition away . . .

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August 15, 2016

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