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"After Coal"

A documentary about WV's future?

From the homepage of the documentary "After Coal":

What happens when fossil fuels run out? "After Coal" profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales.

This hour long documentary brings viewers to the front lines of the transition away . . .

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August 15, 2016

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

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

More on Capito, in-the-know West Virginians, and "the war on affordable electricity"

That didn't take long -- one day to be precise (see the last paragraph of the previous post). This morning's Intelligencer editorial is back to praising West Virginians for being smarter than everyone else and for fighting the good fight on the use of coal:

West Virginians were reminded Tuesday night of why, when it . . .

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July 21, 2016

Should we be worried that coal executives might be at risk?

Last week the Intelligencer carried the AP story that three state coal associations (including West Virginia's) were concerned that their CEOs could be exposed to criminal charges as a result of the Blankenship decision. From "Coal Groups Worry CEOs Are at Risk":

Coal industry groups from three states are arguing . . .

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July 15, 2016

Explaining the possible Murray Energy layoffs

You get different information and emphasis depending upon the source

The Wheeling Intelligencer rewrites the Murray Energy press release

On Saturday morning, reporter Casey Junkins explained the possibility of layoffs at Murray Energy:

Murray Energy Corp. indicated Friday it may cut 4,400 more jobs by September — a move that would leave the company that employed 8,400 in May of 2015 with . . .

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July 06, 2016

More on the cost of electricity and electing Trump

Some additional voices

Wednesday's Intelligencer editorial (see post below) asserted a couple of points: the cost of electricity has risen dramatically since Obama became president, it would become worse under a Clinton presidency, and our only hope to prevent $1000 a month electric bills is to elect Donald Trump. I did a bit more research today and found a . . .

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July 01, 2016

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