I found a really good article about the coal industry on the website of the West Virginia Gazette:
Left out of the Daily Mail’s news coverage?
There was no mention of another recent report (also not really peer-reviewed) by the folks at Downstream Strategies and the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy, which argued that coal actually costs the state government more money than it generates.
And neither of their stories mentioned the growing body of work coming out of West Virginia University (hardly an institution that is out to get the coal industry) about how residents near coal mining operations generally and mountaintop removal sites specifically show poorer health than those who don’t leave near mining.Good stuff. Arguing about bad media coverage.