Explaining the possible Murray Energy layoffs
You get different information and emphasis depending upon the source
The Wheeling Intelligencer rewrites the Murray Energy press release
On Saturday morning, reporter Casey Junkins explained the possibility of layoffs at Murray Energy:
Murray Energy Corp. indicated Friday it may cut 4,400 more jobs by September — a move that would leave the company that employed 8,400 in May of 2015 with . . .
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More on the cost of electricity and electing Trump
Some additional voices
Wednesday's Intelligencer editorial (see post below) asserted a couple of points: the cost of electricity has risen dramatically since Obama became president, it would become worse under a Clinton presidency, and our only hope to prevent $1000 a month electric bills is to elect Donald Trump. I did a bit more research today and found a . . .
Statistics don't lie but . . . .
Some geeky stuff on the cost of electricity
It's time for another anti-Hillary editorial. It meets all of the criteria:
What makes it somewhat different is the emphasis on the use of statistics (one verifiable but the rest not) to support the editorial point that electricity prices have risen dramatically since the beginning of the Obama presidency and will rise . . .
Posted in: anti-clinton biasdonald trumpelectricity costshillary clintonintelligencer editorialobamawar on coal
Surprise, surprise: America's largest coal company has been funding biased environmental research
From today's Guardian:
Peabody Energy, America’s biggest coalmining company, has funded at least two dozen groups that cast doubt on manmade climate change and oppose environment regulations, analysis by the Guardian reveals.
The funding spanned trade associations, corporate lobby groups, and industry front groups as . . .
The Intelligencer's anti-Hillary campaign moves into high gear (updated 5/22)
Saturday morning's Intelligencer previews their election coverage
Balance removed from an AP gun rights story
Donald Trump spoke to the National Rifle Association convention yesterday and this morning's Intelligencer used only the first 40% of the Associated Press story -- essentially a summary of Trump's anti-Clinton remarks to the group. What was dropped from the Intelligencer coverage . . .
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Updating labor stories
More on the right-to-work challenge and Alpha Natural Resources
As teachers frequently remind students: "Please do your own work"
Did the WV legislature, in their rush (it was SB 1) to prove how anti-union they were, fail to change ALEC's right-to-work model legislation enough to make it constitutional? In the previous post I noted the AFL-CIO's decision to challenge the . . .
Murray Energy to close a union mine
As usual, it's all Obama's fault
The afternoon Wheeling News-Register is reporting that Murray Energy will close the No. 6 Powhatan mine in November:
Murray Energy Corp. spokesman Gary Broadbent this morning confirmed the Powhatan No. 6 Mine will close in November, likely leaving about 430 coal miners unemployed.
Powhatan No. 6 Mine, represented . . .