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.

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

© 2018 West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy