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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:27 AM
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Debate puts mining in spotlight
Source: The Herald-Dispatch

CHARLESTON -- West Virginia's mountains, its people, and their jobs and health will likely be the focus of discussion between environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr. and coal executive Don Blankenship, who face off in a debate Thursday, Jan. 21, at the University of Charleston.

The event, Forum on the Future of Energy, begins at 6:30 p.m. in Geary Auditorium and all tickets have been taken. Each side was allowed to invite some guests, and UC President Edwin H. Welch will moderate the event.

Another 2,000 seats will be open to the public for a live remote broadcast in Eddie King Gymnasium at the university.

The debate is a chance to flesh out an argument that's critical to the future of West Virginians, Welch said in a release.

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