Meeting to Focus on West Virginia Economic Diversity
Charleston Gazette - West Virginia political leaders don't want to talk much about coal's contributions to global warming, so a trio of organizations is changing the subject, with a forum next week aimed at discussing ways to successfully diversify the state's economy. Read
Promotional materials for the forum, called "A Bright Economic Future for the Mountain State," don't mention climate change or the coal industry's ongoing decline. But those issues and their impact on coalfield communities are really the backdrop for the event, sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy, and West Virginia Community Development Hub.