West Virginia: West Virginia, constituent state of the U.S. It was admitted as the 35th state of the union in 1863. It is bordered to the north by Pennsylvania, to the east by Maryland and Virginia, to the southwest by Kentucky, and to the northwest by Ohio.
The Coal Industry Extracted a Steep Price From West Virginia. Now Natural Gas Is Leading the State Down the Same Path. "It's déjà vu for the people who sat here 130 years ago and gave away our coal wealth to big out-of-state companies," one state senator said.
West Virginia (/ v ər ˈ dʒ ɪ n i ə / ( listen)) is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, and Pennsylvania and Maryland to the northeast.
Few politicians have bound themselves more tightly to the fortunes of coal miners than West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. Alongside his son, James Justice III, Justice owns a coal empire spanning dozens of mining companies across Appalachia. Under his watch, employment at those companies has plummeted ...