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Additional evidence that the "war on coal" is over

Charles Patton, the president of WV's largest electric utility - Appalachian Power, spoke yesterday at the state Energy Summit. David Gutman in this morning's Gazette-Mail reported what Patton said (emphasis is mine):

Coal consumption is not likely to increase, regardless of whether new federal regulations on power . . .

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October 28, 2015

Morrisey watch 12

dealing with WV's drug problem

Amid all the "blame-Obama for drugs" hoopla that we got last week from state Republicans and our local "newspapers," none of the finger-pointers wanted to mention, let alone blame, the drug companies and their distributors for shipping pain pills into southern West Virginia in numbers that far exceeded the demand. At the . . .

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October 26, 2015

Is the "war on coal" over?

Despite what WV politicians and Wheeling "newspapers" tell us (Updated October 27)

The University of Texas at Austin recently released a new poll tracking American's attitudes toward energy sources. According to medium.com

A new poll from the University of Texas at Austin shows that large majorities of Americans support renewable energy like solar, while coal is considered “the worst” energy source by . . .

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October 26, 2015

Wheeling News-Register -- attacks on Hilary are timeless

Does anybody at that "newspaper" actually follow the news?

Earlier this week Andrew Napolitano wrote a syndicated column about questions that he thinks should be asked of Hilary Clinton when she appeared before the House Benghazi Committee. A quick Google search suggests that the Napolitano article appeared in a number of papers on Wednesday and Thursday. As anyone who spent any time yesterday or . . .

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October 23, 2015

Congressman David B. McKinley's Legislative Update

A part of the Congressional Incumbency Protection Program

Congressman David McKinley's most recent "Legislative Update" arrived a few days ago. Here is what I wrote about his last update back at the end of 2014:

If you live in WV’s 1st Congressional District you probably received in the mail Congressman David McKinley’s glossy end-of-the-year report which is mostly a . . .

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October 20, 2015

That's odd -- it's a Murray Energy story but I didn't see it in the local "newspapers" (updated 10/21)

Murray Energy to pay $5000 fine for election violations

From Cleveland.com:

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Ohio-based Murray Energy has agreed to pay the Federal Election Commission a $5,000 penalty for failing to put disclosures on anti-Obama signs it distributed to employees before the 2012 election to show the signs were paid for by the company.

According to the election commission, . . .

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October 19, 2015

Major corporations make climate change pledges (a follow-up to an earlier post)

because "business and climate change can go hand-in-hand"

I wrote about this back on September 24. Here is some follow-up from today's Think Progress:

President Obama hosted a roundtable for CEOs from five Fortune 500 companies and five supply chain companies on Monday, as part of the White House’s Act on Climate Initiative, which urges businesses to make carbon-reduction pledges . . .

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Posted in: climate change

October 19, 2015

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