Governor Manchin is preparing to lead a battle against the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after its decision to review 23 pending coal-mine permits. He spoke with MetroNews Talkline from Berlin, Germany.
Joining in the war Obama has declared on the economy of West Virginia is Congresswoman Capito. She expressed her concerns about the economic impact the EPA decision will have on the Appalachian region.
In a related attack on West Virginia is a new Senate climate bill (Cap and Trade) being pushed by President Obama in Congress. Senators Byrd & Rockefeller are concerned about this legislation today in The Charleston Gazette.
Other soldiers in the WV congressional delegation joining Representative Capito in voting against the American Clean Energy & Security Act (Cap and Trade) in June were Representatives Mollohan & Rahall.
Let’s hope Representatives Mollohan & Rahall soon take up arms against the Obama administration as it attempts to shut down the mining industry.
The votes of our West Virginia delegation are important to the success of the Obama plan to restructure healthcare. President Obama should think about that when he decides to attack our coal miners, their communities and our economy.