3-day W.Va. mining symposium starts Wednesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Sen. Joe Manchin is kicking off the West Virginia Mining Symposium in Charleston, offering what he calls "a centrist's view" of life inside the beltway.

The three-day conference gets under way Wednesday morning at the Charleston Civic Center.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are on deck for Thursday, while Reps. Shelley Moore Capito, David McKinley and Nick Rahall have been invited Friday.

Dozens of speakers will discuss environmental, legal and regulatory issues facing industry, from drug testing and the legal liabilities of mine inspectors to enforcement trends.

Jeff Herholdt of the West Virginia Department of Energy will discuss state and global energy trends, while Jeffrey Kohler of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will focus on mine-safety research.

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