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Morrisey urges Manchin to support Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

By Kyla Asbury and Chris Dickerson | Jul 12, 2018

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging Sen. Joe Manchin to support President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Morrisey, others defend Trump's ability to unwind DACA at USSC

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 26, 2018

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a coalition of 13 states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an immediate review of a lower court decision and ultimately defend President Donald J. Trump’s ability to unwind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known to most as DACA.

The war on coal ain't over 'til it's over

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 23, 2018

It was a happy day in mining country last fall when Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the Trump Administration would scrap the EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP) and the onerous emission standards purposefully designed to shutdown the coal industry.

Voices heard on the end of the war on coal

By The West Virginia Record | Oct 17, 2017

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.

Morrisey, Jenkins both praise Trump's decision to rescind DACA

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 6, 2017

CHARLESTON – Two Republicans vying for a U.S. Senate seat both praise President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind an immigration policy from the Obama Administration.

Jenkins’ work on committee cuts EPA budget

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 25, 2017

CHARLESTON – The House Appropriations Committee has cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by more than one-half billion dollars.

Supreme Court grants extension for DOJ to respond to Blankenship appeal request

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has been given an extra month to respond to former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s request to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear an appeal of his conviction.

State leaders hail Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

By Chris Dickerson | Jun 1, 2017

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is praising President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Manchin, others have concerns about Trump's budget proposal

By Chris Dickerson | May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Members of West Virginia’s legislative delegation are expressing concerns about President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal.

Here's a candidate for a new federal coal mine safety director

By The West Virginia Record | May 23, 2017

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship thinks he has a thing or two in common with Donald Trump and said so in a letter written to the president just days after his release from federal prison after serving a one-year sentence on a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to willfully violate mine safety standards prior to the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine.

Blankenship urges Trump to fight stricter sentences for coal execs

By Chris Dickerson | May 17, 2017

CHARLESTON – Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is asking President Trump to fight legislation that would administer tougher sentences to coal executives convicted of mine safety violations.

Morrisey, other AGs defend Trump order easing overregulation

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 18, 2017

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel are leading a 14-state coalition asking a federal court to uphold an executive order aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on state governments and citizens.

The sun is shining, and it's a dark day for asbestos plaintiff lawyers

By The West Virginia Record | Apr 18, 2017

Asbestos attorneys are feeling the earth move under their feet, they're feeling the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down, and they can't get that Carole King tune out of their heads.

An American tragedy, in three acts

By Christopher J. Regan | Jan 31, 2017

WHEELING -- Act I flashes back to Reagan’s landslide victory in 1980, as he declares that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Thirty-six years later, his words continue to reverberate.

Obama pokes West Virginia in the eye one last time

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 3, 2017

How many West Virginians feel sorry for Barack Obama?

A chance to make West Virginia great again

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 16, 2016

“Well, well, well.” That's what the chap said when he saw three holes in the ground.

Trump victory gives W.Va. Coal Association president reason to be excited

By Chris Dickerson | Nov 9, 2016

CHARLESTON – It was overcast the morning of Nov. 9, but Bill Raney woke up seeing sunshine.

Our fight against an unchecked bureaucracy

By Patrick Morrisey | Oct 11, 2016

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

Ethics charges filed against attorney who defeated longtime Nicholas Co. judge

By Chris Dickerson | Aug 2, 2016

CHARLESTON – An attorney who defeated a longtime Nicholas County circuit judge in May’s election is facing ethics charges over a flier sent to voters during the campaign.

West Virginia's comeback begins now

By Patrick Morrisey | Mar 7, 2016

CHARLESTON – Historic and unprecedented. Those words illustrate West Virginia’s seismic victory recently at the U.S. Supreme Court – a victory that reverberated across the nation instilling hope in the state’s coal industry and forcing bureaucrats to think twice before using executive regulation to bring about radical change. The ruling, issued Feb. 9, immediately stopped President Obama from implementing the centerpiece of his coal-killing agenda. It limits further economic damage by freezing t

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