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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.

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

Chris Dickerson Sep. 6, 2017, 11:15am

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

Kyla Asbury Jul. 25, 2017, 9:20am

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

Chris Dickerson Jun. 27, 2017, 10:27am

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

Chris Dickerson Jun. 1, 2017, 3:02pm

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

Chris Dickerson May 24, 2017, 4:19pm

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

The West Virginia Record May 23, 2017, 11:45am

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

Chris Dickerson May 17, 2017, 11:43am

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

Chris Dickerson Apr. 18, 2017, 8:47pm

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

The West Virginia Record Apr. 18, 2017, 12:08pm

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

Christopher J. Regan Jan. 31, 2017, 1:14pm

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

The West Virginia Record Jan. 3, 2017, 12:19pm

How many West Virginians feel sorry for Barack Obama?

A chance to make West Virginia great again

The West Virginia Record Nov. 16, 2016, 7:26am

“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

Chris Dickerson Nov. 9, 2016, 1:50pm

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

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?

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

Chris Dickerson Aug. 2, 2016, 1:58pm

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

Patrick Morrisey Mar. 7, 2016, 1:04pm

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