"Is Coal Really Worth It in West Virginia?"

"BECKLEY — A lengthy report performed on the industry’s impact by two West Virginia groups leads to a penetrating question: Is King Coal the valuable monarch he projects, or an expensive court jester, draining away taxpayer dollars?

Covering more than 80 pages, the study was conducted by Rory McIlmoil and Evan Hansen of Downstream Strategies, based in Morgantown, and Ted Boettner and Paul Miller of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy in Charleston."

Mannix Porterfield reports for the Beckley Register-Herald June 22, 2010.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010