Top News

There's good news and bad news, and it's the same news

The West Virginia Record Mar. 7, 2017, 2:19pm

There must be parallel universes. That's the only logical explanation. We live in one universe, and some members of the mainstream media live in the other. How else to explain the discrepancy between what’s been reported and what we see with our own eyes?

EPA's war on coal appears over as new boss takes charge

The West Virginia Record Feb. 21, 2017, 3:08pm

Ever have one of those days when you feel like you might be hallucinating?

W.Va. leaders praise Pruitt's confirmation as new EPA chief

Chris Dickerson Feb. 20, 2017, 10:38am

WASHINGTON – West Virginia leaders are hailing the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

West Virginia needs coal jobs and a better EPA under Pruitt

Steven Golden Jan. 18, 2017, 9:44am

Dear Editor: Retaining a coal job over the past few years has not been easy, but I’ve been blessed to keep my job at Mepco. Still, like so many others in my community, I’ve been worried about the of future of my career over the past eight years as the “War on Coal” has seemed to have no end in sight.

U.S. Senate should confirm Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Roger Summerfield Jan. 18, 2017, 9:41am

Dear Editor: It is clear that West Virginia has been a victim of Obama’s War on Coal these past eight years.

Capito says WIIN Act addresses water infrastructure in 'commonsense, bipartisan way'

Carrie Salls Dec. 27, 2016, 2:13pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) says recent passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation will modernize water infrastructure and address flood prevention.

Dear President-elect Trump, please end the war on coal

Chris Dickerson Dec. 20, 2016, 10:28am

Imagine a president using his office to safeguard the rights of the American people, advance our interests and increase our prosperity!

Trump's appointment of Pruitt will bring EPA back in line

Hoppy Kercheval Dec. 20, 2016, 10:28am

MORGANTOWN – The environmental left is apoplectic over President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Morrisey, other AGs ask Trump team to withdraw Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson Dec. 15, 2016, 12:30pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are spearheading a 24-state coalition urging President-elect Donald Trump and congressional leaders to withdraw President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

Morrisey urges Manchin to support Pruitt's nomination to head EPA

Chris Dickerson Dec. 14, 2016, 12:53pm

CHARLESTON — Scott Pruitt has at least two West Virginia politicians in his corner.

Our fight against an unchecked bureaucracy

Patrick Morrisey Oct. 11, 2016, 8:48am

CHARLESTON — Did Congress give the EPA the power to make states like West Virginia change the way we get our electricity?

Clean Power Plan won't do anything for the climate

Tom Harris Oct. 11, 2016, 8:45am

Dear Editor, Judges considering arguments against the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan ( must recognize that the rules will have no measurable impact on climate.

Federal court hears arguments in EPA Clean Power Plan case

Chris Dickerson Sep. 28, 2016, 8:20am

WASHINGTON — A coalition of states argued in federal court that the EPA has overstepped its authority with proposed emission standards that would require states such as West Virginia to revamp its primary energy source and economic model.

Ready for West Virginia's day in court

Patrick Morrisey Sep. 22, 2016, 12:16pm

CHARLESTON – On Sept. 27, my office will take the lead before a panel of nine judges and make our best case against President Obama’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” The Power Plan is an unlawful federal rule that forces states to stop using the most affordable, reliable form of energy — coal.

AG previews his coalition's arguments for EPA hearing

Chris Dickerson Sep. 22, 2016, 12:10pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey previewed the highlights of the arguments his coalition of state AGs will present in federal court against the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

Expert calls on state to abandon 'war on coal' rhetoric, diversify energy efforts

Carrie Salls Aug. 15, 2016, 9:27am

MORGANTOWN – A report compiled by the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the West Virginia University College of Law and environmental consultant Downstream Strategies LLC suggests that the impact of the federal Clean Power Plan’s mission to reduce the use of coal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants could be lessened if policymakers work to tap West Virginia’s other energy resources.

Morrisey, others challenge EPA 'job-killing' oil and gas rule

Chris Dickerson Aug. 3, 2016, 8:55am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a coalition of 14 states and state agencies in filing suit against what he calls the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s job-killing attack on the nation’s oil and natural gas industry.

Never ever give up

The West Virginia Record Jul. 27, 2016, 9:21am

As Scarlett O'Hara observed at the close of Gone With the Wind, “Tomorrow is another day!” The same sentiment applies to a week, a month, and a year.

McKinley hails appropriations bill that would rein in EPA

Chris Dickerson Jul. 15, 2016, 1:39pm

WASHINGTON – Congressman David McKinley is praising the House of Representatives' 2017 Interior and Environmental Appropriations bill that would cut back on many of the EPA’s rules and regulations that he says have hurt West Virginia's economy.

Labor's new rule doesn't work

The West Virginia Record Jul. 12, 2016, 11:37am

We've got seven more months of this nonsense: rogue federal agencies overreaching, usurping legislative powers, and trying to pull fast ones by reinterpreting existing rules or adding unauthorized new verbiage to them.