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President Trump touted coal’s “comeback” at a WV rally.

Trump Power: Industry Analysts Say New Rule Will Not Fuel Coal Comeback

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When President Trump wants to talk coal, he comes to West Virginia. So it was not surprising that the president visited Charleston just hours after his administration unveiled a long-awaited overhaul of the Obama administration’s signature climate change regulation, the Clean Power Plan. “We’re cancelling Obama’s illegal, anti-coal-destroying regulations. The so-called Clean Power Plan,” Trump… Read More

In Ohio Valley Visits, Trump Administration Pushes Policies Supporting Mining And Metals

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In back-to-back events this week President Trump and his commerce secretary visited the Ohio Valley to tout administration policies aimed at propping up two of the region’s traditional but faltering industries — metals and mining. The president used a Tuesday rally filled with West Virginia coal miners to unveil a new plan to ease pollution… Read More

Hazard Ahead: Ohio Valley Auto Industry Concerned About Trump Trade Policies

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Automotive manufacturing leaders met in Kentucky to discuss how changes in U.S. trade policy under President Trump affect the industry and its growing presence in the Ohio Valley. Industry leaders gathered for the annual AutoVision conference and many don’t like what they see coming. NAFTA 2.0 negotiations are ongoing, companies are paying tariffs for some steel and aluminum imports and… Read More

Ohio Cities Sue Trump Administration To Defend Affordable Care Act

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The City of Columbus announced on Thursday it’s filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its treatment of the Affordable Care Act. Columbus Attorney Zach Klein says the administration is violating the “Administrative Procedures Act” — an act that makes guidelines on how administrative agencies can create rules and regulations — and the Constitution’s… Read More

County Party Chair Resigns After Trump-Putin Press Conference

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A county Republican Party leader is getting a lot of state and national attention for his decision to resign after watching President Trump’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. But unlike Trump, he’s not walking back or changing what he said. Chris Gagin said “something just snapped” as he watched Trump appear… Read More

Hogwash: Farmers Fear Trump Trade Disputes Are Damaging Ag Markets

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Jimmy Tosh sells a lot of pigs. He is owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon By Gosh, in Henry County, Tennessee, and has 84 contracted barns in the region where farmers grow pigs for his products. On a recent July day, Tosh craned over some 1,200 piglets and reflected on how recent market disturbances have affected his… Read More