Charleston, W.VA. ─ The West Virginia Coal Association is joining together with the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute to sponsor a special summer program for mining professionals on June 22-23, at the Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown. 

The program is intended for mining professionals to learn about developing technologies, mine safety and environmental programs and emerging threats and challenges facing the industry. United States Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito will join with West Virginia’s First Congressional Representative David McKinley and State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to headline the program.  A variety of technical presentations are also slated for the two-day program.

Calling on all Friends of Coal to “Stand Up and Be Counted”— Let our voices be heard!

As previously announced, the West Virginia Coal Association filed a petition to intervene in a case brought by American Electric Power (AEP) before the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) that is centered around the Mitchell Power Plant is Marshall County, West Virginia. 

The issue is whether the Mitchell Plant should close twelve years ahead of schedule.  If approved, this decision will prematurely eliminate hundreds of coal mining and plant worker jobs and tens of millions of dollars of economic activity that supports Northern West Virginia communities.