The coal industry has a long history in West Virginia, but it's time for a new era -- one in which companies play by the rules, honor environmental safeguards and don't endanger people's health with toxic pollution and chemical spills.
We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.
The House Natural Resources Committee has some explaining to do. A press release summary from the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources completely deleted any mention of the official testimonies by Appalachian coalfield leader.
H.R. 2018 would mark an abrupt U-turn in the long journey we've taken to protect our waters and health. It would throw us back to a time when state fought state over the fate of this essential resource.
A source cited by Republican Elliott "Spike" Maynard in an attack ad against Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia has retracted a story used as the basis of the racially-tinged spot, but the spot is still running.