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Coal Causes Clash at State Capitol

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CHARLESTON -

 

One side chanted "We love coal" while the other chanted about the environmental impact.

It was a clashing of opinions at the State Capitol Friday, where pro-coal groups met with environmental groups.

"Just the other day, another miner was killed in Boone County. How many more have to die," argued Boone County resident Dustin White through a megaphone in front of Governor Tomblin's office. 

The environmental group chanted through the capitol before being asked to stop using a megaphone by capitol police.

Pro-coal protesters chanted and shouted at the environmental protesters throughout the building. 

A growing number of State Police were on scene to keep the peace in the capitol. The rally ended without incident.