A local candidate for the 17th Congressional District believes the federal government is off-target with its coal policies and, if elected, he'd push to advance a more sensible approach to energy.
"I believe there is a war on coal," said Dr. David Moylan, Schuylkill County coroner and medical scientist.
Moylan said much can be gained by adopting progressive attitudes and policies toward traditional energy sources and newer technologies while maintaining healthy skepticism about the concept of global warming.
"This is far from settled," he said. "There is no consensus."