Manchin planning field hearing on coal

PRO-COAL US senator and former West Virginia governor Joe Manchin is playing host next week to a Congressional field hearing in northern West Virginia, with coal and coal-fired power the arterial topic.
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Courtesy Office of Senator Joe Manchin

Donna Schmidt

The event is set for September 4 beginning at 9.30am at West Virginia University’s Erickson Alumni Center Kennedy Club Room.

The speaker itinerary is still being developed, however, the main theme of the hearing is to examine the state of coal-fired electricity in the nation’s power markets. It will also look at future challenges and opportunities for the coal industry.

Manchin, a Democrat, is chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining.

Keep watching ILN for more on this event.

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