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Major corporations switch sides in the "war on coal"

(Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks and other Fortune 500 companies turn to renewables)

Our local "newspapers" like to place primary blame for the decline of West Virginia coal mining on President Obama and "his" EPA. For any number of reasons, he is a convenient scapegoat -- never mind that market forces and a growing public awareness of the causes of climate change started coal's decline long before his . . .

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September 24, 2015

An editorial on WV job loss

Taking note of the News-Register's assault on economic theory and ethical journalism

Wednesday afternoon's lead editorial, "Taking Note of Assault on West Virginia" references a blog post written by Anna Louie Sussman for the Wall Street Journal last Friday. Sussman's post examines the causes of West Virginia's employment drop. What the News-Register does in its editorial is distort the blog's . . .

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August 27, 2015

Attacking alternative energy sources

(with August 26 update)

Yesterday's News-Register carried an AP report, "Obama Pushes More Clean Energy." This morning's Intelligencer did not carry the AP report but that did not prevent them from editorializing against Obama based upon what was in the report. (Just a thought -- we know the Intelligencer would never misrepresent what the president . . .

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August 25, 2015

I'll ask again -- which side are you on, Intelligencer?

I have argued (most recently here) that the Intelligencer is not pro-coal, it's pro-coal owner. Pro-coal would mean that you cared about coal miners as something more than troops in the "war on coal." Being pro-coal owner places emphasis on maximizing profits regardless of what happens to the workers. Here is a screen shot of . . .

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August 18, 2015

They're out to get us, but "we let them get away with it"-- Myer mails in another column

Saturday's Michael Myer column, "We Let Them Get Away With It," is ostensibly about Senator Capito's bill to limit the EPA actions on coal but it's just another predictable attack on liberals with the usual suspects and the same lack of developed arguments.

The column's targets include the president and . . .

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August 10, 2015

It's not a "vendetta," it's called "market forces"

The Charleston Gazette on the EPA rules, Obama's proposals, and the future of coal

This morning's lead editorial in the Charleston Gazette discusses the recent EPA plan:

(C)ritics like to say such a plan to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change is some misguided or unfair effort to reconfigure the energy industry.

However, the energy industry has already reconfigured itself. That was done . . .

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August 05, 2015

More vendetta stuff from the Intelligencer

Can the Intelligencer get more petty? This morning's editorial asks why Hawaii (along with Alaska and Vermont) was exempted from the recent EPA rules on fossil fuels. (Actually, according to the referenced AP article, Alaska and Hawaii were not "exempted," they were given "deferments" by the EPA.) The editorial then . . .

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August 05, 2015

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