WV Coal Association

:60-Second Radio Spot

Many hold up California and New York as shining examples of the clean energy movement. 

But West Virginia, with all its fossil energy commerce and thousands of energy workers, ranks nearly four times better than California and two times better than New York in overall carbon output. 

“California Dreamin” takes on new meaning when confronted with the facts! 

West Virginia’s coal industry and electric utilities have been working to decrease emissions for decades. 

In fact, over 90% of all airborne contaminants have been eliminated, while the amount of coal used to manufacture electricity has tripled. 

This is a phenomenal and noteworthy record!

Unfortunately, industry detractors call for the immediate elimination of coal usage.  They deny any benefit to the fourteen billion dollars in economic impact our industries provide and the workers we employ. 

They also deny the critical importance of fossil energy to assuring uninterrupted power, grid stability, and energy security. 

West Virginia is demonstrating we can have a world class energy sector that provides jobs, while being a model for employing carbon reduction technologies.

A message from the Friends of Coal.