A column by John Miller, executive editor of The Exponent Telegram
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As state lawmakers work in Charleston to hammer out a balanced budget in tough economic times, it’s frustrating to know that we are sitting on a wealth of opportunity.
Yes, literally sitting on a wealth of opportunity that could forever change the economy of West Virginia.
And, no, it’s not coal. It’s natural gas. And it literally could power this and other countries for years to come.
What’s missing is the infrastructure to get the natural gas to markets that can use it. And that’s why several pipeline projects have taken root and are evolving — quickly, we hope — to construction stage…