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Minerals: Create a Nest Egg

February 5, 2012

The Charleston Gazette — West Virginia should start an “Economic Diversification Trust Fund,” using extra severance taxes from gas, oil and coal. That’s a suggestion by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. It recommends a trust fund modeled after those created in mostly Western states in the 1970s. Read