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Trump and coal

Coal owners, mine inspectors and the cause of bird deaths

On Monday, Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in eastern Pennsylvania talking about coal:

“I have friends that own the mines. I mean, they can’t live,” he said.

Is he talking about Bob Murray. Wow! Who knew?


Trump explained why:

“The restrictions environmentally are so . . .

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August 03, 2016

An Ogden conflict of interest?

Of course not, just two editorials looking out for their readers' best interests

Some background:

I know that you've seen them in your local West Virginia newspaper (Ogden or otherwise). They are large ads, paid for by the Department of Environmental Protection and usually found in the classified section that detail certain kinds of air pollution permits. Ken Ward, Jr. in an article in this morning's . . .

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August 02, 2016

Will Wheeling "newspapers" ever condemn Trump for his anti-Muslim comments?

The biggest story on this morning's front page proclaimed:

Hillary & Trump Turn Up Muslim Rhetoric

The original AP article came in at 1000 words of which 400 words were dropped for the Intelligencer version -- most of what was deleted coming at the end of the article. However, the Intelligencer did cut 75 . . .

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August 01, 2016

Documenting the locals' anti-Clinton agenda 7

Is Hillary Clinton scared of West Virginia? Mike Myer explains why as he preaches to the choir

In today's column, Mike Myer tells us that Hillary Clinton is "scared of West Virginia." Why?

Here’s what may be going on: West Virginians, our coal miners in particular, are poster children in a very negative . . .

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July 30, 2016

Compared to our local "newspapers," Fox News looks "fair and balanced"

Seldom does a week goes by that one of our local "newspapers" doesn't remind us that Hillary Clinton said that "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." As has been pointed out by Clinton's supporters and a number of media sources, the quote lacks context and does not include . . .

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July 29, 2016

Donald Trump and the future of West Virginia coal

Could a President Trump save coal and West Virginia?

Last week, Donald Trump and the Republican Convention appeared to embrace West Virginians. Great seats (you can't put a price tag on that), a prime-time speech for Senator Capito (which none of the networks carried), and a plank in the party platform committing the Party to the . . .

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July 28, 2016

Tuesday's Intelligencer editorial tell us: "Energy Statistics Often Misleading"

The editorial is a prime example

The editorial starts by discussing a WalletHub study of state-by-state energy costs. The study found that West Virginia was the 25th most expensive state while Ohio was 17th. What appears to upset the editorial writer, however, is that California is one of the least-expensive states coming in at #45:

As encouraging as the . . .

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July 27, 2016

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