Can You Effectively Fight for Coal AND Diversify Our Economy?
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.