Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Morgan Griffith on Coal

From Congressman Morgan Griffith's E-Newsletter:

"President Obama recently announced that he will be charging his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with issuing even more regulations on both current and new coal-fired electric power plants.  These regulations would surely be damaging to our region, and to the nation, if implemented.  However, as the President of the West Virginia Coal Association said, these “imminent restrictions on carbon emissions from power plants … exceed the capabilities of current technology.”

As I have said previously, there is another way.  We can strike a balance.  There is research underway on new technologies that would burn coal cleanly and efficiently.  This would help preserve the coal industry, its jobs, and the economy of Southwest Virginia while protecting the environment. "

Hearty "amens" from the choir.