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Voices heard on the end of the war on coal

The West Virginia Record Oct. 17, 2017, 5:30pm

The war on coal​ is officially over. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last week that the Trump Administration is abandoning the Clean Power Plan that was created to cripple the coal industry in America.

WVU professor doubts Clean Power Plan repeal will help coal industry

Chris Dickerson Oct. 11, 2017, 1:13pm

MORGANTOWN – A West Virginia University professor says the EPA’s elimination of the Clean Power Plan will have little effect on bringing back coal jobs.

W.Va. leaders hail withdrawal of EPA Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson Oct. 9, 2017, 1:00pm

WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration is abandoning the Clean Power Plan which was supposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Morrisey leads 25-state coalition supporting abolition of waters rule

Chris Dickerson Sep. 28, 2017, 2:11pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel, is leading a 25-state coalition in support of permanently rescinding language used in the 2015 Waters of the United States rule.

West Virginians get the last laugh

The West Virginia Record Aug. 2, 2017, 2:22pm

President Obama and his bureaucrats laughed at the citizens of West Virginia and our representatives for eight years as they waged their wicked war on coal (on behalf of other energy interests, foreign and domestic), but who's laughing now? We are, and so is U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins.

Morrisey hails repeal of EPA's WOTUS rule

Chris Dickerson Jun. 27, 2017, 1:56pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and 20 other state attorneys general are praising the repeal of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States Rule. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a notice June 27 to withdraw the Obama-era rule.

Thanks to POTUS, maybe WOTUS won't go to SCOTUS

The West Virginia Record Jun. 27, 2017, 12:33pm

A good headline may give readers a concise summary of the content to come or it may pique curiosity just enough to entice a further read, but a really good headline does both. How about that one above? It's a real humdinger, isn’t it? Probably you have no idea what the headline says.

W.Va., Wisconsin AGs lead push asking EPA to respect states in WOTUS review

Chris Dickerson Jun. 21, 2017, 2:28pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel, are leading a 20-state coalition in requesting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preserve the role of the states in protecting the nation’s water sources.

The Clean Power Plan is a 'government knows best' power play

The West Virginia Record Jun. 20, 2017, 3:21pm

Last year, West Virginia State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and peers from other states successfully challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP) in court and delayed its implementation.

W.Va., other AGs want to intervene in federal oil, natural gas rule case

Chris Dickerson Jun. 15, 2017, 3:18pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a coalition that has filed a motion to intervene in a case that seeks to prevent the federal government from halting its unlawful oil and natural gas rule.

Trump to globalists: Non means non!

The West Virginia Record Jun. 6, 2017, 12:06pm

It might be too early yet to join Larry and Balki of TV's Perfect Strangers in their exuberant Dance of Joy, but the time of jubilation and celebration is fast approaching. There's been a ceasefire in the war on coal.

AG's office leads push to roll back EPA regulations

Chris Dickerson May 23, 2017, 1:38pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading an eight-state coalition in establishing a list of federal regulations that should be repealed, replaced or modified.

AG coalition backs Trump's 1-in, 2-out rule

The West Virginia Record May 2, 2017, 11:42am

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was among those present in the Oval Office showing their support and appreciation when President Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the grossly overbroad “navigable waters” rule, prepare to rescind it, and suspend litigation regarding it.

Morrisey, Jenkins hail federal court delay of Clean Power Plan decision

Chris Dickerson Apr. 28, 2017, 11:40am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins are praising a decision by a federal appeals court to postpone any decision regarding former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while the new administration reviews and reconsiders that regulation.

Tremendous victories require continued vigilance

Patrick Morrisey Apr. 24, 2017, 8:23am

CHARLESTON – Over the past few months, West Virginia has experienced a tremendous amount of success in beating back years of federal overreach that have devastated many in our state.

Coal will come 'roaring back' if given a chance

Tom Harris Apr. 11, 2017, 2:25pm

Dear Editor: In response to Hoppy Kercheval's recent opinion piece on your website, I think coal WILL come "roaring back."

President Trump ends 'War on Coal'

Hoppy Kercheval Apr. 4, 2017, 11:16am

CHARLESTON – President Trump failed in his attempt to fulfill a campaign promise to replace ObamaCare, but he has made good on his pledge to get the EPA’s foot off the throat of the coal industry.

McKinley: War on Coal now 'officially over' with Trump's executive order

Karen Kidd Apr. 3, 2017, 12:33pm

WHEELING – Two members of West Virginia's congressional delegation praised President Trump for the executive order they witnessed him sign that the president said is part of his administration's efforts to end the war on coal.

Morrisey hails Trump's executive order dismantling the Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson Mar. 28, 2017, 10:27am

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was on hand as President Trump signed an executive order blocking the previous administration's Clean Power Plan. Morrisey said Trump's signature on the executive order vindicates his three-year fight against former President Obama’s administration's energy plan.

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?