Trump told guests at a West Virginia charity dinner for veterans that oil pipelines are a national security risk and susceptible to bombings. He suggested the vulnerability could boost the coal industry as natural gas and green energy gains steam.
In the colonial era, before 1776, the west was of high priority for settlers and politicians. The American frontier began when Jamestown, Virginia was settled by the English in 1607.
A justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court and a powerful coal-company executive met in Monte Carlo, as the executive's companies were appealing a $50 million jury verdict against them to the court.
Coal Towns of West Virginia: A Pictorial Recollection: Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming, Boone, Logan, Mercer [Mary Legg Stevenson] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
For decades, the United States has relied heavily on coal to meet its electricity demand. Coal accounts for approximately half of all US power generation.
West Virginia (/ v ər ˈ dʒ ɪ n i ə / ( listen)) is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, and Pennsylvania and Maryland to the northeast.
West Virginia's Third District, a portion of which Mr. Ojeda, 47, represents in the State Senate, is none of those things. A U-shaped swath in the southernmost and poorest part of the state, the district is 94 percent white.
The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom [James Green] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia.
Movies have touched almost every aspect of the American experience — and just about every square inch of land. EW picks the one film that best captures the spirit and story of each state.
The widow of a coal miner, Wireman was angered about the chemical spill that's deprived 300,000 West Virginians of clean tap water for four days, but doesn't blame the coal or chemical industries.