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A semi-optimistic look at our changing attitudes toward climate change

Republicans, Democrats, and West Virginians

American opinion on climate change is shifting

I think that the United States is slowly changing attitudes on climate change. It isn't happening rapidly but I believe there are some subtle changes occurring.

Polls, though still showing partisan differences, demonstrate increasing support for action for climate change in . . .

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January 07, 2016

"Destroying Affordable Electricity" (with December 13 update)

by the Intelligencer's most-trusted energy source of information

Today we were treated on the forum page to a long opinion piece on "Destroying Affordable Energy" by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray. Murray uses lots and lots and lots of statistics with next-to-no indication of where they came from. The only evidence cited is a recent study from Energy Ventures Analysis which I previously noted . . .

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December 12, 2015

Coal news you may have missed

Robert Murray speaks to a recent fossil fuels gathering in Texas and praises Representative Lamar Smith for "investigating" scientists

Politicus summarizes:

At a Texas Public Policy Foundation event this week where the fossil fuel industry gathered to plot their attacks on the climate, the owner and CEO of . . .

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November 30, 2015

Is the SEC the new IRS?

Will it become a scary government agency for some coal companies?

For as long as I can remember, the IRS has been seen as one of the scariest of government agencies in our popular culture: "You can mess with the rest, but watch out if the IRS is coming after you. Don't forget, that's who got Al Capone!" I don't know how true it was or is but I do think the IRS is still one of the most . . .

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November 11, 2015

Ignoring western coal

Why mention coal subsidies when its so much easier to blame the president for the decline of Appalachian coal?

This morning's Intelligencer front page tells us that a group of Democratic senators are trying to "charge companies for pollution":

A group of Senate Democrats are pushing to charge companies for potential carbon dioxide pollution they cause while working on federal lands.

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking . . .

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November 09, 2015

Additional evidence that the "war on coal" is over

Charles Patton, the president of WV's largest electric utility - Appalachian Power, spoke yesterday at the state Energy Summit. David Gutman in this morning's Gazette-Mail reported what Patton said (emphasis is mine):

Coal consumption is not likely to increase, regardless of whether new federal regulations on power . . .

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October 28, 2015

Are our local "newspapers" really in favor of "affordable electricity"?

You may have noticed that the local "newspapers" have started using "war on affordable electricity" instead of "war on coal." I think that's because they figure that appealing to the pocketbook is more likely to persuade the audience. Beyond their assertions and use of questionable evidence that electricity . . .

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October 12, 2015

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