West Virginia Lawmakers Criticize 'War on Coal' in Washington

The coal industry has traditionally opposed regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. That conflict heightened recently after President Obama’s speech on the nation’s energy future, calling for stricter regulations on carbon emissions. This “War on Coal,” as it was identified by political leaders in Washington, was immediately criticized by lawmakers across West Virginia leading them to a sit down with newly appointed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
August 2, 2013

The coal industry has traditionally opposed regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. That conflict heightened recently after President Obama’s speech on the nation’s energy future, calling for stricter regulations on carbon emissions. This “War on Coal,” as it was identified by political leaders in Washington, was immediately criticized by lawmakers across West Virginia leading them to a sit down with newly appointed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

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