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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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July 05, 2017

John Oliver on coal and Robert Murray

On Sunday, HBO's John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" had a major segment on coal and local coal owner Robert Murray. Oliver takes on coal and dares Murray, who loves to sue media sources for what Murray believes is unfair coverage, to sue him. It's a well-documented (if a bit long) segment.


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June 21, 2017

The future of coal in West Virginia

A couple of times a week I check a Google search page for "coal" that sometimes leads to items for "coal news" on this blog. The search is wide and sometimes gets false hits (coal in Christmas stockings) but I've found that its often a good barometer of what is being said about coal on the Web. While the new Trump . . .

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May 08, 2017

Coal news

A symbolic event with widespread coverage: Britain goes a full day without using coal for electricity

As the New York Times and others reported earlier this week:

Friday was the first full day since the height of the Industrial Revolution that Britain did not burn coal to generate electricity, a development that . . .

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April 28, 2017

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