Skip to comments.W.Va. group rallies against cap-and-trade bill
Posted on 07/08/2009 6:36:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
The West Virginia Conservative Foundation is backing efforts to convince the U.S. Senate to reject new cap-and-trade legislation passed by the House of Representatives last month.
The new legislation would take steps to cut back carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S., particularly those from coal-fired power plants.
During a Tuesday-morning news conference on the Capitol steps, a few people held signs reading, "West Virginia Needs Jobs, Not New Taxes. Say No To Cap & Trade."
Mike Stuart, who heads the Conservative Foundation, said, "I am here as a citizen. My dad is a coal miner. My grandfather died from black lung. ... Food on the table is provided by coal jobs."
Stuart called the new federal bill "a tax on energy, a tax on the public. There is no industry in the country that will not be hurt. Three million jobs will be lost."
Cap-and-trade legislation could increase electric power rates up to 80 percent, Stuart said. "Groceries will also go up and we will lose American jobs."
West Virginia's three House members all voted against the legislation: Democrats Nick J. Rahall and Alan Mollohan and Republican Shelley Moore Capito.
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Very interesting that these demoncRATS Rahall & Mollohan wouldn’t support obozo the clown & his enviro-wackos.
We could use another Mother Jones to convince the people of this state that government is not the solution to their problems.
They voted Obamarx into office, then they should shut the hell up and live with their stupidity.
My two sisters (Liberals from hell and both living in Florida) voted for this idiot and now they're bitching and complaining.
Everything I tried like hell to inform them of went into one ear and out the other. Now they're both complaining about the very things I was warning them about.
I love both of my sisters and it pains me no end their choice of political thinking.
Open mouth uhm insert foot....
West Virginia put Bush in office the 1st term. Went for Bush again the second term and only had 6 out of 55 counties vote for -5bama this past election.
West Virginians are in the majority Conservative democrats. More and more republicans and independents everyday though.
Isn't that an oxymoron?
That's like saying a compassionate serial killer.
In this instance I’d say they’re one and the same.