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Charlie Wilson will fight for the coal industry

Published 12:00am Sunday, November 4, 2012

In southeast and eastern Ohio, the coal industry has always been a way of life and that’s why we need to return Charlie Wilson to Washington.

When Charlie was in Washington he fought to protect our coal industry. Burdensome EPA regulations impact more than just our mines. Over regulation is an assault on our local economy. What Washington bureaucrats fail to realize is that when one mine is closed the entire community pays the price.

Charlie fought in Washington — sponsoring HR 6113; a bill that would block the EPA from using federal funding to shutdown Appalachian mines. He stood up to his own party and voted against the disastrous Cap and Trade Bill that would apply an energy tax and have devastating affects on our power plants and ultimately our mining operations

The war on coal is a war on our way of life and that’s why we need Charlie Wilson fighting for us in Washington.

Charlie is endorsed by the United Mine Workers of America and will continue to work to eliminate EPA overregulation when he returns to Washington.

Steven J. Castle

Russell, Ky

  • mickakers

    I find this article simple and shortsighted, lacking in depth and understanding. The war on coal and it’s barons is more than justified. The disregard for humanity and the environment demonstrated by the coal industry is legendary. The promise of jobs is a subterfuge of greed and selfishness on the part of the coal industry. The American people and especially those in Appalachia should get down on their hands and knees and thank God and the United States Government for the EPA. It would behoove Charlie Wilson to get a job working in a coal mine.

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