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Old 02-24-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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Outsider perspective most of WV's historic problems are tied to coal dominating the states economy. Prior to coal is was salt. Note all other states with higher rates of commercial diversity. Competition is positive when it allows superior products to prevail in market share over the lesser. Negative competition preserves coal at all costs, subordinating all other industries. This is the most costly way to go about things bucking free markets for no good reason other than establish plantation masters.

No matter which energy source, I have the expectation they should be accountable for themselves. Fracking has the burden of proof it won't destabilize regions formerly earthquake free. Anyone's home owner insurance going up as a result of their activity is proof enough they ought not be doing it. Coal needs to mind it's toxins or leave it in the ground. If it's bad for customers, it's bad for business. If it's bad for WV, it's bad for America.
Good points. I would add, however, that no matter which energy source or sources are used, the same group of people is going to get richer and richer while the rest of us watch things get frittered away.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Consol Energy is scaling back operations at a northern West Virginia coal mine because of low market demand. Pennsylvania-based Consol announced Tuesday that it will idle the Blacksville No. 2 longwall operation and reduce the schedule for its continuous mining operation to four days a week. Consol says the coal market is weak because of the mild winter and low natural gas prices.

Consol Cutting Back Production at 1 W.Va. Mine
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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WV legislators to gas industry: Hire locally - Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV

Natural Gas Surplus Could Lead To Significant Price Drop CBS Boston

Doctors say PA drilling law hurts health - Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV

Cuomo and Corbett Ignore Health Concerns from Gas Fracking | Huntington News
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:16 AM
 
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Coal Exports to India and China remain at an all time high.
If the coal cannot be used here, it will be shipped overseas.

As oil refineries are being shut down on the east and gulf coasts, new coal shipping plants are being built to service this incredible market.

Wv is taking a lions share of this money!!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:41 AM
 
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Now,I don't know. I just know its' history.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:54 AM
 
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Gave you points for your first post....
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Researchers: Gas industry secrecy obstructs public health - Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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"It's clear people will want to export" the Marcellus gas, Apt said, adding that such an outcome could lead to what economists call "the resource curse," which is when the general population hardly benefits, while a few get very rich.
Marcellus Shale to become top gas - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Coal worker deaths so far this year in WV - 19.

Oil and gas related deaths so far this year in WV - 0.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:32 AM
 
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And herein lies the problem. The super rich elitists have engineered this "global" mindset and used their control of the media to convince everyone that it in our own best interests to allow them to shift or best jobs overseas and plunder our resources in the process. In order to prop up prices, they will sell the stuff in Asia and Canada where cheaper labor will manufacture with it. Marcellus will become the top gas, but those who benefit most from it will be the super rich in Brooklyn. Globalism is good for them, and terrible for everyone else.

We desperately need tarrifs on imported goods and services, and export restrictions on energy products.
Capitalism is the only viable system, but it only works well for us if we keep it within our own borders. We simply can not compete with $8 per day foreign labor. The current administration continues to exacorbate the problem by signing new "free trade" agreements with cheap labor countries.

That said, there are some tangible indirect benefits from the current natural gas developments, like this one...

http://ee.dominionpost.com/Repositor...sh-skin-custom

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