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 . . .
(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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
(with Nov 18 update)
Documentary "Blood on the Mountain"
Using interviews, archival clips, and a timeline of headlines and news footage, it tells a tale of violent capitalism on . . .
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 . . .