Coal Forum scheduled for Wheeling - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Coal Forum scheduled for Wheeling

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Opens Its Doors To The Public

    Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar Opens Its Doors To The Public

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:08:19 GMT
    On Wednesday, people in Randolph County welcomed a new business to the community.  The Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on Randolph Avenue, in Elkins.  The menu offers new modern American food
    On Wednesday, people in Randolph County welcomed a new business to the community.  The Vintage Restaurant and Wine Bar is located on Randolph Avenue, in Elkins.  The menu offers new modern American food
  • WVU Public Relation Student's Help A Local Non-Profit

    WVU Public Relation Student's Help A Local Non-Profit

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:50:05 GMT
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
  • Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:47:11 GMT
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.

The West Virginia Coal Forum will host a forum from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 15 at West Liberty University's Highland Energy Center in Triadelphia.

The forum will represent both labor and management and will discuss the significance of coal exports to both the state and the national economy.

According to a news release from Friends of Coal, information released by the West Virginia Division of Commerce in February showed a 40 percent growth in West Virginia's coal exports in a year's time, going from $5.3 billion in 2011 to $7.4 billion in 2012.

Among the speakers expected at the event are: Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall; West Liberty Universit President Robin Capehart; West Virginia Division of Energy Director Jeff Herholdt; United Coal CEO Michael Zervos; West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney; and UMWA representative Fred Tucker, who is co-chairman of the coal forum along with WV Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton.

Reservations are required to attend the event because seating is limited, but it is free of cost. Contact Joel Watts at joel.l.watts@wv.gov to make a reservation.