The Wheeling Alternative

Credit where credit is due

The Intelligencer holds a coal company responsible for clean-up

I've written numerous times about how our local "newspapers" have ignored some of the more outrageous practices of coal companies. I've also argued that they are not so much pro-coal as they are pro-coal company. That's why I was pleasantly surprised at this morning's editorial, "Ensuring Mined Land Is . . .

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November 28, 2016

A favorite emerges in the Dumbest Local Column Award

(with Nov 28 update)

I realize that we still have a month to go but what may be the likely winner has moved to the front in this year's battle for the Dumbest Local Column Award. Today's Mike Myer column, "Outsiders Just Don’t Get W.Va.," starts with a completely nonsensical premise and goes downhill from there.

It seems that Myer was . . .

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November 27, 2016

Odds and ends from around the Web

Justice and Trump conversation

From Metro News on Wednesday:

Last Saturday, Justice was coaching basketball at Greenbrier East High School when he said Eric Trump called him and then handed over the phone to his father, President-elect Donald Trump.

The two spoke for about 15 minutes, according to Justice.

He . . .

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November 25, 2016

"I know nothing."

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As described by the Charleston Gazette-Mail, here is Senator Joe Manchin's position on the designation of Stephen Bannon from Breitbart News to be Trump's senior counselor and chief strategist:

Trump’s selection of Bannon, who has been a major voice of a fringe wing of the Republican Party, was immediately . . .

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November 19, 2016

McKinley to head EPA?

Politico floats his trial balloon

One of my regular stops in looking for material for the blog is Politico's "Morning Energy" (or ME as it refers to itself). On a daily basis, the site carries relevant news as well as interesting rumors and gossip that deal with the politics of energy in the U.S. This morning's ME carried the following:

ME . . .

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November 18, 2016

Following-up on some previous posts

(with Nov 18 update)

Documentary "Blood on the Mountain"

I wrote about "Blood on the Mountain" most recently here. From today's LA Times review of the documentary which just opened in Los Angeles:

Using interviews, archival clips, and a timeline of headlines and news footage, it tells a tale of violent capitalism on . . .

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November 17, 2016

An interesting choice for commerce secretary

Is Trump saving the secretary of labor job for Don Blankenship?

From yesterday's online edition of the Nation:

After campaigning as a champion of coal miners, Donald Trump is reportedly close to choosing for commerce secretary a New York billionaire who owned a West Virginia mine where a dozen miners were killed in 2006. Trump’s favored candidate, Wilbur Ross, also engineered buyouts . . .

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November 16, 2016

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