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In Attacking Obama on Climate, West Virginia Leaders Ignore Natural Gas

June 27, 2013

Charleston Gazette – Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy, said the state’s political leaders are put in an awkward spot when confronted with how natural gas is edging out coal in the marketplace. Read

“You can’t simply push 100 percent for natural gas and 100 percent for coal,” Boettner said. “There is no scenario out there where you’re going to see a robust production of West Virginia coal and natural gas from the shale formations. They are competing in the marketplace.”