The Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary was founded in 2007 as a nonprofit organization to inform those about the importance of coal and to support coal miners and their families. Because of the dedicated support and positive feedback from families and individuals, the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary has grown into a nationwide organization of thousands of members. The Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary has worked to become active participants in charity events; avid supporters of our miners, military and law enforcement; supporters of local conservation projects; providers of the Coal in the Classroom project and numerous other day to day activities in our community and beyond. All of this is possible because of our members who volunteer their time and efforts to raise money for coal awareness. Membership is FREE, and all are welcome to join the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary. Join these hardworking, fun-loving individuals today to learn more about the energy that fuels your life and to make a positive contribution to your society.
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Early voting is open during regular business hours at each county courthouse until November 1.
Early voting is also available each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to view early voting hours and locations by county.
The Friends of Coal petition to protect America's coal jobs has now collected more than 12,500 letters of support through our convenient online tool.
The online tool allows you to file your comments calling on EPA to rescind its job-killing regulations that are halting the construction of new coal-fired power plants and essentially forcing the closure of existing plants. The letters are sent directly to the EPA's official comments e-mail address. You have until December 1, 2014 to register your comments.
Coal production in the United States was up 3.2 percent for the week ending October 18th from the same week last year, according to weekly figures released by the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). Production for the week was up slightly less than 600,000 tons to 18.7 million tons, from 18.1 million tons for the same week in 2013. Production for the previous 52 weeks, however, remains down, off by 6/10th of one percent or slightly less than 7 million tons, compared to the same period last year, 982 million tons.
WVCA President Bill Raney was a speaker at Thursday’s session of the Governor’s Energy Summit at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke. Raney’s presentation focused on the current state of West Virginia’s coal industry. He addressed the economic impact of the industry as well as the regulatory and production challenges it faces as we move into the future. Raney told the crowd of government and energy leaders that it is vital to the state’s economic future to take the steps needed to make sure West Virginia coal remains competitive and a foundation of the nation’s energy portfolio.