We are fighting back against Obama’s attacks on coal

We are fighting back against Obama’s attacks on coal

When then-Senator Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, he told The San Francisco Chronicle that, if elected, he would use the power of the ...

November 17th, 2015 |  


Campaign 2016’s quixotic quest for ‘authenticity’

Joe Biden has it, and so does Bernie Sanders. Donald Trump and Ben Carson have it too — at least, they seem to. But Hillary Rodham Clinton strai...

November 10th, 2015 |  


Government at its worst

The U.S. Office of Surface Mining’s proposed Stream Protection Rule is another in a long line of initiatives by the Obama Administration to put ...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


The race is not to the swift

The race is not to the swift

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet rich...

September 7th, 2015 |  


Scraps from the Table: Obama’s Plan an Insult to West Virginia’s Coal Mining Families

Scraps from the Table: Obama’s Plan an Insult to West Virginia’s Coal Mining Families

Let’s say you are walking on the street and a man comes along, pulls out a gun and steals your wallet, all your money and credit cards, your wat...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Planning future for coal miners

At the top of the agenda for the United Mine Workers of America’s 125th anniversary convention this week ought to be a vow not to get fooled aga...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Coal power is here to stay — for now

Rumors of the demise of coal-fired power plants are greatly exaggerated, according to a new report from Moody’s Investor Services.Increasing emi...

August 4th, 2015 |  


War for coal not a political game, it’s a life or death fight for our people

A few weeks ago I called out labor leaders for failing to get out of their cushy offices and actually fight for our coal miners and their families. To...

July 28th, 2015 |  


Climate Change? Keep your winter clothes handy

Climate Change? Keep your winter clothes handy

Last November at my publisher’s annual Authors’ Summit a total stranger approached and called me by name. “Greg, I was hoping you wo...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Waiting for the next coal boom not a wise plan, but this is

Waiting for the next coal boom not a wise plan, but this is

These are uncertain times in the coalfields of West Virginia. We’re seeing neighbors lose their good paying coal jobs, which is hurting local fa...

July 21st, 2015 |