War on Coal Puts Hardworking, Middle Class American Families into Economic Distress
September 27, 2013
Thank you, Chairman. In our state, 90 percent of our electricity comes from coal.
This War on Coal is not just an attack on jobs, there is a human cost -- a human dimension to this War on Coal. And when a young woman can't buy shoes for her children because her husband was laid off in the coal mines, it is fundamentally wrong.
So what I would say to the President and to the EPA is: I don't care if you are a Republican or a Democrat. I don't care what your political views are. It is fundamentally immoral for the federal government to put hardworking, middle class American families into economic distress. And that is exactly what this War on Coal does.