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The Saturday Myer column: explaining recent West Virginia politics and a few words on western coal

The Governor switches parties

Local editor and weekend columnist Mike Myer devoted most of today's column to analyzing our governor's decision to switch parties. His conclusion:

During the past week, I’ve heard any number of speculations on why Justice switched parties (again). But the self-interest angle makes . . .

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August 12, 2017

The future of coal and West Virginia's response

A couple of important articles about the future of coal from scholarly and industry sources

Today's online edition of Forbes magazine carries a blog post by Steve Cicala from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Cicala explains his purpose:

I’d like to use this post to address a common . . .

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October 27, 2016

Donald Trump and the future of West Virginia coal

Could a President Trump save coal and West Virginia?

Last week, Donald Trump and the Republican Convention appeared to embrace West Virginians. Great seats (you can't put a price tag on that), a prime-time speech for Senator Capito (which none of the networks carried), and a plank in the party platform committing the Party to the . . .

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July 28, 2016

A game changer?

Some thoughts on today's moratorium on federal land coal-mining leases

The decision

As the Washington Post reported this morning:

The Obama administration on Friday ordered a moratorium on new leases for coal mined from federal lands as part of a sweeping review on the government’s management of vast amounts of taxpayer-owned coal throughout the West.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell . . .

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January 15, 2016

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

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

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