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Hey News-Register, the holdup on miner pensions isn’t DEMOCRAT Pelosi, it’s REPUBLICAN’s McConnell and Trump

The title of today’s editorial wants to pin the responsibility for the pension on Democrats. It states: “Aid the Retirees, Speaker Pelosi”

Today’s lead editorial* in today's Wheeling News-Register is about the fate of the miner pension plan. The editorial notes that West Virginia’s and Ohio’s senators have:

fought hard to save the pension fund. But bills they have promoted have been bottle up in committees.

No, they haven’t been “bottled-up” in . . .

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October 24, 2019

Editor Mike Myer in today’s Wheeling Intelligencer: Black lung “is making a comeback”

Sorry, it’s been back, and Myer’s column cannot hide the fact that the Trump Administration and Republican Party are the reason why the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund is $4 billion in debt

Early in today’s column about Trump’s comments about black lung, editor Myer tells us:

Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis, as the disease is known to medical professionals, is making a comeback.

No, it’s been back as a December 2017 Wheeling Intelligencer editorial told us almost 20 months ago:

In some . . .

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July 27, 2019

Mike Myer’s Saturday column is supposed to be about “clean coal” – it’s really about getting Trump re-elected

When in doubt, blame Obama

In his Saturday opinion column about “clean coal,” local Ogden editor Mike Myer begins by rewriting the history of the Obama administration’s “clean coal” initiatives:

What angered many Americans about former President Barack Obama’s war on coal was that it was intended as a campaign of . . .

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June 23, 2019

The Intelligencer supports the trophy hunters packing the Trump wildlife protection board

This goes way beyond the foxes guarding the hen house

Last Thursday, the Associated Press distributed the following story on a new federal board:

Trophy hunters pack Trump wildlife protection board

From the article:

Trophy hunters are packed on a new U.S. advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African . . .

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March 19, 2018

Yet another fox for the henhouse: Dow Chemical lawyer to oversee Trump administration's response to hazardous spills and toxic sites

Why not?

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From the Associated Press earlier today:

President Donald Trump on Friday tapped a chemical industry insider to run the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees emergency response to hazardous spills and cleanups of the nation’s most toxic sites.

The White House announced that Trump has nominated Peter . . .

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March 03, 2018

The Trump administration’s war on coal miners

Tombstones instead of monuments: black lung is back

From today’s New York Times:

Federal investigators this month identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung cases ever officially recorded.

More than 400 coal miners frequenting three clinics in southwestern Virginia between 2013 and 2017 were found to have . . .

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February 22, 2018

Another fox may not make it to the hen house

Kathleen Hartnett-White has denied climate change, misrepresented data, and plagiarized for starters

From Huffington Post earlier today:

Kathleen Hartnett-White, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, was just one Senate vote away from becoming the White House’s top environmental adviser.

But late Thursday night, the controversial former Texas regulator returned to square one.

The . . .

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December 22, 2017

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