We began the month of August on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown by convening a national Energy Summit hosted by WVU President Jim Clements. The panel was made up of 25 leaders in energy from around the country. Panelists included executives of utility and energy companies, academic experts, environmental leaders, and labor representatives.
The conversation included discussions on the importance of fossil fuels in our energy policy and the role West Virginia can play in developing America's energy independence. America needs a national energy policy that specifically addresses the use of fossil fuels and creates a stable regulatory environment that encourages growth and job creation.