“Today’s announcement is another reason why we must fight the war on coal.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule on coal-fired power plants and greenhouse gases:
“Today’s rule is no surprise: It’s the continuation of this administration’s anti-coal, anti-West Virginia policies. Coal generates reliable, affordable energy while providing thousands of good-paying jobs for West Virginians. If this administration had its way, no coal would be mined in West Virginia, no miners would be employed, and no coal would be used for generating electricity.
“What this administration fails to see is the impact of their environmental policies on West Virginia. Power plants will shut down, raising the cost of electricity and threatening the ability of our grid to cope with winter storms and high demand. West Virginia coal miners will be unemployed, and families will struggle to make ends meet.
“Today’s announcement is another reason why we must fight the war on coal. It is imperative that Governor Tomblin stand with other governors and refuse to submit a plan to the EPA. I am proud to represent thousands of West Virginia coal miners, and I will continue to fight for them and their families in Congress.”