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Repeal Anti-Coal Mandate in W.Va.

August 18, 2013

Though legislators discussing West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s five-year energy plan a few weeks ago seemed uncertain exactly what it means, the governor’s foundation was made plain....

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dyingov

Aug-18-13 8:58 AM

And the good people of WV rewarded MOJO with a position to represent them at the Federal level! When you don't follow the "actual" record of your politicians....

"But it's true: In 2009, legislators approved and then-Gov. Joe Manchin signed into law a mandate that utilities move away from the coal-fired power plants that have made West Virginia electricity prices among the lowest in the nation."

When the state legislature of WV does not even support the usage of coal....

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wvhoopie

Aug-18-13 9:34 AM

The decision in 2009 was correct then and it is correct now. Over 13,000 people die each year related to coal fired pollution. Cheap electric should not come at the price of human life. Coal is filthy dirty and we all know it.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-18-13 10:10 AM

hoopie, and your low-cost alternative is ... [crickets]

Poverty kills, too, hoopie. And coal is clean now.

13,000 die from coal a year? Maybe in China... Derrrrr...

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wvhoopie

Aug-18-13 12:04 PM

Coal is clean? LOLOLOLOL

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dyingov

Aug-18-13 1:42 PM

hoopie, You have no problem putting your union peeps under the bus! UMWA and Utility Workers Unions be da mn! what Union do you belong to?

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dyingov

Aug-18-13 2:19 PM

hoopie, "Pound for pound, the comparative impact of CH4 on climate change is over 20 times greater than CO2 over a 100-year period."

So what do we replace the coal burning electric generation with?

FYI, 20% of all CH4 is released from landfills! What to do with all that garbage?

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WVUGEO

Aug-18-13 4:11 PM

Good Heavens! We clicked an "agree" with Troll! What has become of us? And, to repeat the essence of his question, seriously: What is the alternative? The better option would be to maximize the value of Coal through full use of it's byproducts. Coal Ash, all of it we make, can be completely consumed in the making of high-performance cement and concrete. Carbon Dioxide can be, as Bayer Corporation is now doing in a pilot operation at a Coal-fired power plant in Germany, reclaimed and chemically consumed in the synthesis of certain plastics.

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Blackrock

Aug-18-13 7:18 PM

Hoopie union? Read all of his comments. Hoopie is no union man.

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mikeyd

Aug-19-13 11:10 AM

hoopie,the dirt you walk on is filthy dirty also.do away with it.

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BigMike

Aug-19-13 8:39 PM

WVUGEO wrote: The better option would be to maximize the value of Coal through full use of it's byproducts.

Good point WVUGEO, so long as the private sector takes the risks and reaps the reward. But I'm inclined to believe that is not the way you see it.

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