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Can Trump bring back coal jobs to West Virginia?

Looking around the Web for answers

Yesterday's Bloomberg News essentially sums up what I found in researching that question:

He can roll back regulations, slash government jobs, pull out of global treaties and strip the tax benefits from renewable energy. But can Donald Trump make coal great again?

Probably not, say energy industry leaders and analysts.

The article then . . .

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November 11, 2016

The future of coal and West Virginia's response

A couple of important articles about the future of coal from scholarly and industry sources

Today's online edition of Forbes magazine carries a blog post by Steve Cicala from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Cicala explains his purpose:

I’d like to use this post to address a common narrative that started long . . .

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October 27, 2016

Empty promises?

Some additional coverage of Trump's Pittsburgh energy speech

Of course, there were no discouraging words to be found in local reporter and fossil fuel propagandist Casey Junkins' coverage of Donald Trump's speech to the energy conference in Pittsburgh last Thursday. (I wrote about it here.) There were certainly some in the national media, however. Here's a summary of some of those reports.

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September 26, 2016

The Wheeling "newspapers" astroturf their readers

(It wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last)

I've written about "astroturfing" a couple of times. Here's how I explained it back in 2014:

The Online Slang Dictionary defines astroturfing as "the creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but that are actually funded by them. As opposed to "grassroots" political . . .

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June 09, 2016

Local "newspapers" celebrate "free-publicity-for-our-favorites week" (with update)

Updated February 20

Rep. David McKinley

Yesterday, both local "newspapers" carried an article detailing Representative David McKinley's views on replacing Justice Antonin Scalia despite the fact that what McKinley believes doesn't matter -- members of the House have no input on the matter.

In the article McKinley rehashed the court's . . .

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February 19, 2016

Following the WV legislature 5

Do our local "newspapers" know that the legislature is in session?

House approves religious exemption bill

The AP is reporting:

A West Virginia religious-exemptions bill that opponents say would allow for discrimination has cleared the Republican-led House of Delegates.

Approved by Thursday's 72-26 vote, the proposal would let people cite religious objections to state actions in certain court . . .

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February 11, 2016

Maybe Murray Energy does own the local "newspapers"

updated September 11

When I began this blog, I joked and then later semi-joked that the real owner of the local newspapers is Murray Energy. The near-constant coverage of even the most mundane company matters, the PR releases posing as news stories, and of course, the frequent verbatim musings from corporate president Robert Murray that go unchallenged regularly . . .

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September 10, 2015

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