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Treasurer Moore Highly Deserving of National Recognition for Defending Consumers, Businesses Against ESG Initiatives

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore received the Consumers’ Research “Consumers’ Champion Award” recently for his efforts to defend West Virginia residents and businesses from harm being imposed through the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) movement.

Chris Hamilton, President of the West Virginia Coal Association and Immediate Past Chairman of the West Virginias Business & Industry Council, said, “Treasurer Moore deserves the highest praise for his efforts to push back against discriminatory ESG policies and for sparking a national movement to do the same.” 

"Treasurer Moore was quick to recognize the difficulties ESG policies were having on West Virginia’s foundational industries, energy workers, and their families, and was even quicker to forge ahead with a sensible program to remedy discriminatory practices against West Virginia companies.”

The award was presented by Consumers’ Research, an independent educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to increasing the knowledge and understanding of issues, policies, products, and services of concern to consumers and to promote the freedom to act on that knowledge and understanding. The award was presented during the State Financial Officers Foundation 2022 Fall National Meeting in Washington, D.C.

In making the award, Will Hild, Executive Director of Consumers’ Research, stated, “I am thrilled to give the Consumers’ Champion Award to Treasurer Moore. Because of his leadership, West Virginians are protected from financial institutions looking to put politics ahead of their duties.”

Upon receiving the award, Treasurer Moore graciously remarked, “I am honored to receive this prestigious award from Will Hild and Consumers’ Research, who have done tremendous work in raising awareness of the dangers of these radical ESG policies.”

“Since taking office, I have made it my mission to fight back against the globalist woke elites who are using ESG policies to try to force their extreme agenda on our economy and way of life. These policies are hurting the West Virginia economy and go against the values of our people.”

Hamilton noted that energy industry groups like the West Virginia Coal Association, as well as business groups like the West Virginia Business & Industry Council, have significant concerns over unchecked ESG policies.

For additional information, contact Chris Hamilton at (304) 342-4153.