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Climate and Energy in the Presidential Campaign

October 31, 2012

Energy policy is an important issue in the presidential campaign and West Virginia coal has been a part of the discussion. “The regulations may have long-term impact” on the coal industry, but recent mine closures are due more to the plunge in prices for natural gas that make coal less cost-competitive, says Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, a non-partisan research group. Read