The West Virginia Coal Forum, an organization representing both labor and management in the coal industry, will host a meeting to discuss the significance of coal exports to our state and national economies at 10 a.m. Thursday at Embassy Suites.
A variety of state experts and policy leaders will speak at the event, including Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Ernie Thrasher, CEO of Xcoal Energy & Resources; Jeff Herholdt, director of the state Division of Energy and Bill Raney, president of the state Coal Association.
Seating is limited and reservations are required, and can be made by emailing Joel L. Watts at joel.l.wa...@wv.gov.
Stakeholders in West Virginia's mining economy - industry leaders, mining personnel, association representatives, local legislators and policy leaders - are encouraged to attend.
For additional information, contact the West Virginia Coal Forum at 304-957-2306, or visit the organization's website at www.wvcoalforum.org.