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Choosing winners and losers

Mike Myer knows his audience: Yes, it's another column that scapegoats Obama

Today’s Mike Myer column, "Picking Winners and Losers," is mostly an attack upon the Obama administration’s supposed “war on coal.” Of course, Myer totally ignores the obvious – that market forces, especially cheap natural gas, is the primary cause for coal’s decline. As Joshua Rhodes wrote in Forbes earlier this week:

Quite . . .

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June 09, 2018

In case you missed it: Trump on West Virginia and Joe Manchin

An excerpt from yesterday's Times' interview

Yesterday, President Trump gave an impromptu interview to reporter Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times at Trump's West Palm Beach golf club. In the rambling interview, Trump briefly discussed Senator Manchin and West Virginia:

SCHMIDT: Tell me about what you were saying that the Democrats. . . . [Inaudible.] . . . Tell me about the . . .

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December 29, 2017

Propagandizing for the coal industry

A look at the Wheeling Intelligencer’s coverage and celebration of the Trump Administration’s override of the Clean Power Plan

National coverage --- editing an AP report

The front page headline of this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer reads:

Trump Administration To Get Rid of Obama's Clean Power Plan

and what follows is the first two-thirds of the AP story. Of course, what was dropped tells another story that local readers don't need to read:

Despite . . .

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October 10, 2017

The Wheeling papers frame automation as “helping coal worker productivity”

Of course it has nothing to do with job loss; that’s always Obama’s fault

Today’s Wheeling "newspapers" have a front page article, “Technology Helping Coal Worker Productivity in the Ohio Valley”, which looks to have grown out of a Murray Energy PR release. While it appears that the article is about improved worker productivity, it demonstrates what increased mechanization is (and has been) doing to the . . .

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September 18, 2017

Cheerleading for Trump

So much for Murray Energy

Last week I wrote about Robert Murray and Murray Energy's attempt to get relief for coal fired power plants from the Trump administration. If you follow the coal industry, this was an important story. As the Associated Press reported:

The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely . . .

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August 29, 2017

"You can’t always get what you want"

Trump administration rejects power plant protection

The Associated Press is reporting that the Trump administration has turned down a plea from Murray Energy to keep certain coal-fired power plants open:

The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the . . .

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August 23, 2017

News from the front lines of the war on coal

Dealing with the reliability of alternative energy sources

Despite the fact that the price of natural gas and alternatives has been dropping for a number of years, our local "newspapers" have consistently argued (usually without evidence) that coal is still the cheapest way to produce electricity. The locals have stuck with this . . .

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July 05, 2017

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