For the extraction industries, some things never change
Last Friday, DeSmog Blog reported on an “an industry conference focused on wooing petrochemical producers to West Virginia.” The article explained:
Why should petrochemical companies build in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio? For one thing, don’t expect regulation of shale gas drilling, Michael Graney, executive . . .
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Your West Virginia legislature at work (or in the case of fracking, not at work)
From WV Metro News earlier this evening:
Senate Finance passes 3-year steam coal tax cut
Senator Doug Facemire (D – Braxton) stated the obvious:
“Are we helping the miners and the counties, or are we just going to stick this money the coal companies’ pockets?” Facemire asked.
The . . .
New major study finds “no evidence that fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health”
A team of researchers on Tuesday released a "blistering" report on the serious public health threats—from headaches to asthma to cancer—posed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process of injecting a mix of water and chemicals into rocks to release oil and natural gas.
The study—described as . . .
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Here are a couple of fracking stories found in some of the state's newspapers.
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) gets rid of nuisance protection
Ken Ward Jr. reports in this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Less than two weeks after taking office, Gov. Jim Justice’s administration quietly . . .
Saturday: Think Russian meddling in our elections is bad? Mike Myer explains the extent of their anti-fracking propaganda
Since this is another column attacking liberals (aren’t they all?), Myer starts by setting-up his usual straw-man:
Among some liberals, two contentions have become virtual articles of faith:
1. . . .
Is Hillary Clinton scared of West Virginia? Mike Myer explains why as he preaches to the choir
In today's column, Mike Myer tells us that Hillary Clinton is "scared of West Virginia." Why?
Here’s what may be going on: West Virginians, our coal miners in particular, are poster children in a very negative . . .
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 . . .