Over the years, Byrd evolved on coal stance -

in the last year, Byrd has become virtually a lone voice among West Virginia political leaders in criticizing the coal industry, both for mountaintop removal and over the refusal to accept the scientific consensus around global warming.

After a highly publicized fact-finding mission by his staff a year ago, Byrd in December delivered a statement that urged the coal industry and its political supporters to "embrace the future," by working toward ... Full Story »

Posted by Beth Wellington
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Topics: U.S. Senate, Coal
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Posted by: Posted by Beth Wellington - Jun 29, 2010 - 11:57 AM PDT
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Edited by: Beth Wellington - Jun 29, 2010 - 3:53 PM PDT

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