"Chickens" and "Paul Ryan" are important, "global warming" -- not-so-much
What the Intelligencer covered
The most important story in this morning's Intelligencer (by headline and picture size) is obviously Moundsville's chicken problem. "Moundsville Has a Fowl Problem."
According to Alan Olsen:
The city is looking into regulating ownership of chickens within city . . .
This year's West Virginia legislature is notable for its use of centuries-old ideas in attempting to forge a promising future for the Mountain State. With the passage of labor laws that will take West Virginia back at least half-a-century combined with "Wild West" gun laws and attitudes toward science that predate the 20th . . .
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 . . .
The Intelligencer "selectively uses" EPA scientists (whose credibility they usually question) to attack the EPA
What the Intelligencer won't do to assail Obama, the EPA and climate change
Here's what happened:
The EPA's report on fracking came out in early June and a number of news sources, including the local ones, carried a headline that fracking was not a threat to our drinking water. Despite the headline, most of these reports, including the original AP report, featured critics who pointed out that . . .
Republicans, Democrats, and West Virginians
American opinion on climate change is shifting
I think that the United States is slowly changing attitudes on climate change. It isn't happening rapidly but I believe there are some subtle changes occurring.
Polls, though still showing partisan differences, demonstrate increasing support for action for climate change in . . .
by the Intelligencer's most-trusted energy source of information
Today we were treated on the forum page to a long opinion piece on "Destroying Affordable Energy" by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray. Murray uses lots and lots and lots of statistics with next-to-no indication of where they came from. The only evidence cited is a recent study from Energy Ventures Analysis which I previously noted . . .
From the Associated Press earlier today:
With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.
Using the . . .