Coal Forum NRCCE

October 2008

Forum Presentations:

On behalf of the West Virginia Coal Forum and West Virginia University's National Research Center for Coal & Energy, we would like to extend an invitation to you to attend an energy forum to be held from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at the WVU National Research Center for Coal & Energy in Morgantown, West Virginia. There is no fee to attend.

The purpose of this forum is to expose civic, legislative, research, and opinion leaders in West Virginia to Imagine West Virginia's "Coal: Energy, The Environment & West Virginia Policy Recommendations" and to facilitate discussion on coal's role in our state and nation's energy strategy.

Among the speakers scheduled to appear are:

The event will include three parts, which include:

  1. Comments by elected officials;
  2. Presentation by Imagine West Virginia outlining their study recommendations;
  3. Panel discussion on the Imagine West Virginia report and coal's position in state and national energy policy.

Free Parking:

We have arranged for free parking in the lot near the President's house on the Evansdale campus. Click here for directions (pdf file). The landmark closest to the parking lot is Percival Hall.

You can find additional information on the West Virginia Coal Forum at

You can learn more about Imagine West Virginia and their report at

Please RSVP by emailing your name and organization name to by Friday, October 10, 2008.

We appreciate your consideration and hope to see you on October 15, 2008.


Joel Watts
WV Coal Forum

Fred Tucker
Co-Chairman, WV Coal Forum
United Mine Workers of America

Chris Hamilton
Co-Chairman, WV Coal Forum
West Virginia Coal Association