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The presidential candidates on fracking (and Cadillacs)

Among other topics, the Democratic candidates discussed fracking at yesterday's debate. According to Think Progress, their answers suggested different policies. Clinton said that she would support fracking under certain conditions:

Specifically, Clinton said that she would not support fracking when local communities don’t . . .

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March 07, 2016

"King of Coal"

"60 Minutes" does its lead story on Don Blankenship

In case you missed it, here's the link to the "60 Minutes" story on Don Blankenship aired earlier this evening.

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March 06, 2016

Who's running West Virginia?

The Charleston Gazette-Mail's Ken Ward Jr. recently did an excellent two-part report at his Coal Tattoo blog trying to answer the question "who really runs West Virginia?" In his posts he points to energy, especially coal companies, which didn't surprise me. Today's morning papers did little to suggest otherwise.

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March 05, 2016

The local "newspapers" finally cover the nuisance lawsuits bill (SB 508)

("Cover" meaning "publish an industry PR release on the matter")

Senate bill 508, which severely limits nuisance lawsuits against frackers and companies that cause pollution, noise, or any other disruption, was introduced on February 4 and was passed and sent to the House of Delegates on February 23. (I've previously written about this bill here and here). With the same morning and afternoon article, . . .

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March 04, 2016

Here's the only legislative news story in today's News-Register: local delegate misses vote because of bathroom break

Don't complain -- that's one more story than yesterday's Intelligencer

Today's Sunday edition of the Wheeling News-Register, like yesterday's Intelligencer, contained no real news stories about the West Virginia legislature. There was an editorial on the need to fix state roads and the opinion section also carried the "Reporters' Notebook" which devoted a couple of paragraphs to a local . . .

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February 28, 2016

Following the WV legislature 7

Yes, despite its absence from the Saturday morning "newspaper," the West Virginia legislature is still in session. Here are two bills making their way that I though you might find interesting:

Religious Freedom Bill

The House of Delegates has already passed the bill and yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee . . .

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February 27, 2016

Chutzpah?

Just one day after both Wheeling "newspapers" edit Associated Press reports on Republican consideration of Obama's Supreme Court nominee to meet its right-wing, Republican agenda (see previous post), the Intelligencer has the "shameless audacity" to editorialize that the West Virginia legislature needs to "tighten . . .

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February 25, 2016

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