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Justice Team Taps Advisers on Economy, Energy, Environment

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The incoming Justice administration has selected chairmen of committees to recommend economic, energy and environmental policies.

Governor-elect Jim Justice’s transition team says four people have been named co-chairs of the committee on economic development.

They are Richard Adams, chief executive of United Bankshares; Charleston attorney and former U.S. Sen. Carte Goodwin; Marshall Reynolds, chief executive of printing company Champion Industries; and Woody Thrasher, founder of engineering firm The Thrasher Group.

The committee on energy and environment’s co-chairs are Tony Alexander, former chief executive of electricity generator and distributor FirstEnergy; David Alvarez, president of pipeline company Energy Transportation LLC; Ralph Ballard, of coal mining company WWMV LLC; lobbyist Paul Hardesty; and Mike Ross, a former state senator and founder of drilling company Ross & Wharton Gas Co.