West Virginia’s top mine safety delinquent is also its new governor. | Grist

ety violations and a wide variety of taxes across six different states, beat out the Republican candidate Bill Cole for the West Virginia governor’s seat.Justice, who switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat in advance of the race, o Source: West Virginia’s top mine safety delinquent is also its new governor. | Grist

Environmental Regulator Sides With Energy Company In Coal Ash Lawsuit | ThinkProgress

Environmental Regulator Sides With Energy Company In Coal Ash Lawsuit | ThinkProgress. “North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory — who, as head of the state’s executive branch, is ultimately in charge of the DENR — also worked for Duke Energy for 28 years, and received substantial financial support form the company during his campaign. Since the latest spill, […]

Jeez, coal…

As quoted from their Education – Mining 101 page: “Surface coal mining techniques, which account for the majority of national coal production and roughly 42 percent of West Virginia’s coal production, involve the mechanical removal of overlying native earth and rock or “overburden” to reach underlying coal seams.” “Far from the destructiveness portrayed in the […]