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November 2, 2016

Jim Justice, W.Va. Candidate for Governor, Backs More Coal

Bloomberg BNA – As coal king Jim Justice seeks the governorship of West Virginia, environmental advocates are warning that his pro-coal agenda would threaten the state’s water, air and economy. Read

In an e-mail to Bloomberg BNA, Justice said that, as governor, he would address the environmental problems of coal mining by pushing for more investment in “clean coal” technologies.

The term generally refers to systems that capture planet-warming carbon dioxide and store it permanently underground, and a Justice spokesman told Bloomberg BNA that he was, in fact, referring to carbon capture and sequestration.Justice didn’t offer details about how he would attract that investment but indicated that he supports research for unspecified technologies.

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