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West Virginia Dems slam Obama's EPA for delaying mining permit
The Hill ^

Posted on 10/31/2012 2:11:50 PM PDT by TigerClaws

Four West Virginia Democrats on Tuesday criticized the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for delaying a permit, which will result in nearly 150 lost coal mining jobs.

Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Rep. Nick Rahall said they were "outraged" by the EPA's decision to delay a surface mining permit for Consol Energy. Approval of the mining permit was expected to lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs over the next 15 years.

"I am incensed and infuriated that the EPA would intentionally delay the needed permit for a public-private project that would bring so many good jobs and valuable infrastructure to communities that so desperately need them," Sen. Manchin said. "The EPA has lost court case after court case for its overreach, and it should be using better judgment by now.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: epa; obama

1 posted on 10/31/2012 2:11:56 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

I am sorry that EPA head, Lisa Jackson’s daughter has breathing issues. Sometime life is not fair.

Just don’t make the other 99.9% freeze in the dark.


2 posted on 10/31/2012 2:54:46 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: TigerClaws

Bout time the union drilling and mining lackeys woke up; every time I drive through WV and see the KKK Byrd Hwy signs it makes me fume. Wake up!


3 posted on 10/31/2012 3:27:30 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: TigerClaws

Act like men and change parties.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 4:51:25 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: TigerClaws

U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has supported Obama’s campaign since it began.

“The claims you are hearing from the McCain-Palin campaign are misleading and untrue,” Rockefeller said in a news release. “Barack Obama has been very clear with me and with you on his plan for clean coal and it’s the most aggressive plan in support of clean coal we’ve seen from any presidential candidate.

“The idea that the McCain-Palin campaign is alleging the day before the election that Barack Obama’s commitment to coal is anything but solid is absolutely ridiculous,” he added.

“This is exactly the kind of deceptive politicking voters are fed up with.”

http://www.hsconnect.com/page/content.detail/id/511265.html?nav=5010

I wonder what Rockefeller has to say now.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 4:38:15 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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