The Myth of the "War on Coal"
Agence Global - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, for example, has proposed a small increase in taxes on coal and natural gas, to be funneled into a Future Fund for educational and infrastructure projects to help build a new economy. Ted Boettner, executive director of the center, notes that other energy states -- like Alaska, Montana and Wyoming -- already have such a program. "The only feasible way to ensure that we will always benefit from our rich natural resources is to create a permanent trust fund," Boettner explains. Read