The West Virginia Coal Forum – an organization representing both labor and management in the coal industry – in conjunction with the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, will host a forum to highlight the challenges and opportunities facing the coal industry from 9 a.m. to noon July 23rd at the Quality Hotel & Conference Center in Bluefield. 

Media are encouraged to attend and there is no cost to attend the event. 


Entitled “West Virginia Coal – 2015 & Beyond”, this series of educational and informational events will bring attention to the impact of U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, state and federal environmental regulations and strategies for confronting these critical issues head on. 

Presenters scheduled to participate include: 

 - Senate President Bill Cole (invited)

 - House Speaker Tim Armstead (invited)

 - Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (invited)

 - Dr. John Deskins, West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research

 - Representatives of the coal and power generation industries

 - Chris Hamilton, vice-president, WV Coal Association and co-hairman, WV Coal Forum

 - Fred Tucker, UMWA (retired) and co-chairman, WV Coal Forum

Seating is limited and registration is required.  To register, visit www.wvcoalforum.org.

Stakeholders in West Virginia’s mining economy – business leaders, association representatives, local legislators and policy leaders – are encouraged to attend. 

For additional information, contact the West Virginia Coal Forum at (304) 957-2306, or visit the organization’s website at www.wvcoalforum.org

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