EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSEyewitness News Hosting Town Hall Meeting On Energy Issues
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 19, 2013 3:10 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 20, 2013 11:46 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
In West Virginia, where coal is king, the debate over the most responsible way to harness energy has fueled controversy across the state.
Here is a chance to put your 2 cents in on this important discussion, as either a member of a town hall audience that will tackle the topic or by watching live stream coverage of the session and commenting through social media.
The vehicle for the discussion will be “Town Hall: Your Voice, Your Future,” a forum that will be hosted by Eyewitness News from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Clay Center in Charleston.
Panelists representing diverse interests will take the stage at the town hall meeting to field questions from a live audience on the harvesting of energy and its production. What is the best way to gather and use such resources as coal, natural gas, solar and wind? Guest panelists will include Bill Raney, head of the West Virginia Coal Association; environmentalist Bo Webb; and Mark McCown, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Gastar Exploration.
Anyone interested in being a member of the town hall audience must register online. Just visit this link on our homepage at wchstv.com and fill out the online registration form here
Seating is limited, and filling out an online registration form does not guarantee admission to the event.
But you don’t have to be at the Clay Center to join in on the debate. The town hall meeting will be broadcast live on our website at wchstv.com, where you can watch live stream coverage and click on links that will allow you to comment on social media, including our Facebook and Twitter pages, as the discussion happens.
So we want to hear your energetic discussion on vital issues that have waged from the coalfields of West Virginia all the way to Washington. Mark your calendar for 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, and be a part of “Town Hall: Your Voice, Your Future.”
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