Coal Industry Members to Protest in Washington

- October 29th, 2013

The Washington Times reported that today, thousands of people, many of them coal miners, will storm Washington for the Count on Coal rally.

The Washington Times reported that today, thousands of people, many of them coal miners, will storm Washington for the Count on Coal rally.

Their goal is to show the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which last month released new rules aimed at decreasing carbon pollution from future power plants, that many people “rely heavily” on coal.

As quoted in the market news:

The rally on Capitol Hill will include speeches from prominent coal-state members of Congress, including Democrats such as Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Sen. Mark R. Warner of Virginia.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican who represents the major coal-producing state of Kentucky, also will speak.

‘Kentucky coal miners have suffered far too much already, and Congress cannot sit idly by and let the EPA unilaterally destroy a vital source of energy and employment. The president’s war on coal is a war on Kentucky jobs,’ said McConnell spokesman Robert Steurer.

Click here to read the full report from The Washington Times.

Click here to read more about the new EPA rules.

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