State Lawmakers Say Alternative Uses For Coal A Must In W.Va.


West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s energy and environment reporter Brittany Patterson returns to lead a conversation on West Virginia’s struggling coal industry. We’re also joined by senior reporter Dave Mistich and reporter Emily Allen to discuss the latest news from the Capitol.

Part-two of our focus on West Virginia’s major energy sectors focuses on coal.

House Energy Chairman Del. Bill Anderson, R-Wood, and House Energy Committee member Del. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, joins Brittany Patterson on set for a discussion about the resource’s future in the Mountain State.

Patterson also brings us a story looking at the state’s most state-of-the-art coal-burning power plant.

We’d like to keep the conversation about energy and the environment going. From renewable energy to water quality issues to bills related to coal or gas – what questions do you have?

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