Many US voters not informed on coal

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register 

WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginians were reminded Tuesday night of why, when it comes to defending reasonably priced electricity, we fight virtually alone. Few other Americans seem to be aware of how President Barack Obama’s war on coal affects them.

During proceedings Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., delivered one of just four addresses billed by the GOP as “headliners.”

Obviously, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and party officials believed Capito had something important to say. Judging by their reaction to her, convention delegates agreed.

But millions of Americans watching the convention on television missed most of Capito’s speech. Reportedly, most cable and broadcast networks covering the event aired little of the Mountain State senator’s comments. “Analysis” by their talking-head stars and/or commercials filled much of the air time while Capito was speaking.

With all due respect to others at the convention, what Capito had to say was more important…

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