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West Virginia's Only Billionaire Calls for End to Negativism

Russell Mokhiber | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Russell Mokhiber

Jim Justice wants the people of West Virginia to forget their poverty and contaminated water and blown off mountains, to forget that Justice got a $25 million tax break while the legislature struggled to pass a $1.50 increase in the minimum wage.

Billionaire's Coal Operations Struggle As Business Owners Go Unpaid

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business

-- West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice made his fortune in coal and agriculture, and he is revered in his home state as the man who rescued the his...

Humanitarian Disaster From Electricity Crisis Grows in Coalfields, As Coal Baron Entertains PGA Golf Tour, Rock Stars

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

An estimated 90 Appalachian Power distribution substations were toppled last week. Since then, residents have attempted to fend off brutal summer temperatures without electricity, along with shortages of food, water and gas.