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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Coal Association is holding the 45th annual West Virginia Mining Symposium this week at the Charleston Civic Center. 

The two-day event begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Speakers scheduled for the day include Gov. Jim Justice, Deck Slone of Arch Coal, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and West Virginia native David Zatezalo, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for the Miners Safety and Health Administration, along with West Virginia House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson.

Wednesday speakers will include U.S. Reps. David McKinley and Evan Jenkins, both R-W.Va., and Doug Matheney, special advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy in the Office of Fossil Energy, plus West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton.

The symposium also will feature regulatory, legal and technical experts who will speak over the course of two days on a variety of environmental, operational and health/safety topics. The Symposium will include presentations of awards to companies that have distinguished themselves in coal mine safety and environmental stewardship.

Symposium Details:

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 30-31, 2018
Where: Charleston Civic Center
Contact: Bill Raney, President                                                                         
Chris Hamilton, Senior Vice President
Jason Bostic, Vice President
(304) 342-4153


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