Ben Salango on Energy & Oil
Don't turn back on coal miners, but focus on future
Asked if they would devote more government resources to sustain the coal industry or invest in alternative, renewable fuels for the state's future, Salango said he would "never turn his back on coal miners" while focusing on training
in new, other forms of energy. "We have to make sure we're providing other opportunities, providing vocational and technical training to kids in middle school and high school."
"We know there is a life span on coal," Salango said. Justice said Salango saying there is a life span on coal is Salango "throwing in the towel" on coal miners. "I truly believe that coal has a future, a real future,"
Justice said. "Now, it might be diversified ... absolutely. To give up on coal, there's no way Jim Justice is doing that."
Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail: 2020 West Virginia Governor debate
, Oct 13, 2020
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