“Coal is going to be here for a long time. Our export markets are growing. Demand is going up around the world.

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  • When it came to naming six nominees to the Board of Regents at the University of Hawaii, Lingle went through the same process, sending the names of the candidates to Senate President Robert Bunda, D North Shore. According to the governor, Bunda told her there would be no trouble confirming any of them.

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  • Will It Work?Around the ValleyContent for a CauseSinclair CaresEvery Pet Deserves a HomePartner SpotlightPITTSBURGH (AP) It sounds like a free market success story: a natural gas boom created by drilling company innovation, delivering a vast new source of cheap energy without the government subsidies that solar and wind power demand.”The free market has worked its magic,” the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, an industry group, claimed over the summer.The boom happened “away from the greedy grasp of Washington,” the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank, wrote in an essay this year.If bureaucrats “had known this was going on,” the essay went on, “surely Washington would have done something to slow it down, tax it more, or stop it altogether.”But those who helped pioneer the technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, recall a different path. Over three decades, from the shale fields of Texas and Wyoming to the Marcellus in the Northeast, the federal government contributed more than $100 million in research to develop fracking, and billions more in tax breaks.Now, those industry pioneers say their own effort shows that the government should back research into future sources of energy for decades, if need be to promote breakthroughs. For all its success now, many people in the oil and gas industry itself once thought shale gas was a waste of time.”There’s no point in mincing words.