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The missing signatures for the Belmont County’s cracker plant may remain missing

From yesterday’s upbeat Wheeling Intelligencer editorial, “Cracker Plant News Gratifying”:

. . . it was revealed that three local government entities will be receiving enormous amounts of revenue from PTT Global Chemical America and Daelim . . .

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March 31, 2020

It’s a good thing that the extraction industries no longer control West Virginia politics!

Riley Moore, the grandson of Arch Moore and nephew of Shelley Moore Capito will hold a fundraiser this week in Charleston and guess who's invited

From Phil Kabler’s “Statehouse Beat” in Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail:

State treasurer candidate Riley Moore is having a fundraiser in Charleston Feb. 13, with an interesting lineup of special guests, event chairs and committee members.

Most eye-catching is that Murray Energy PAC, the political arm of the bankrupt . . .

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February 10, 2020

Coal news

Murray bankruptcy and the continuing decline of the coal industry

Murray declares bankruptcy

From CNBC earlier this morning:

Murray Energy joins growing list of coal companies to declare bankruptcy

Today's Wall Street Journal sees this as a long-term trend:

In Pro-Trump West Virginia Coal Country, the Jobs Keep Leaving

Fixing the blame

. . .

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October 29, 2019

"Forget it, Jake. It's West Virginia."

Environmental groups sue as state and federal regulators do nothing to stop the excessive dumping by Murray Energy and Justice-owned coal companies

From Reuters:

Several West Virginia coal mines, including some owned by the governor’s family, have released many times the allowable amounts of pollutants into nearby waterways in recent years without being penalized by regulators, according to environmental groups citing state data.

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, . . .

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June 05, 2019

Clash of the Titans: Coal and natural gas battle over future power plants and a local “grass roots organization” is a major player

Is there any local coverage?

Before there was “fake news,” there was “astroturfing” from “grass roots organizations”

I’ve written about astroturfing on several occasions. Here’s how I first explained it:

The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but . . .

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August 27, 2018

What’s Bob Murray and Murray Energy been doing lately?

It wasn't too long ago that Ohio Valley residents regularly read Murray Energy PR releases posing as news stories on the front pages of our local Ogden “newspapers.” I’m not sure what has changed but I don't see them as often as I once did. In case your day is not complete without Murray Energy news, here are some recent stories . . .

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April 11, 2018

Murray Energy and the Trump administration

With a picture of Robert Murray and Rick Perry that you weren't supposed to see

Contributions and then policy

From yesterday’s New York Times, an article titled:

Trump Groups Raised Millions, Then Paid It Out to Loyalists and a Trump Hotel

It begins:

A pair of groups supporting President Trump say they raised $30 million last year, then spent tens of thousands of those . . .

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January 26, 2018

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