Can You Effectively Fight for Coal AND Diversify Our Economy?

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Does our focus on revitalizing the coal industry hinder the state from diversifying its economy? Read/Listen

A majority of West Virginians want the focus to be on diversification over protecting the coal industry, according to a new survey.

Meanwhile, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole says he would do both, in an interview for Viewpoint, a political podcast from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

"I'm always going to be out in front of supporting our fossil fuel industries," Cole said. "Those are God-given resources that he chose to put under the ground of the state of West Virginia, and it would be crazy to turn my back on that.


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