W.Va. Senator Joe Manchin comments on EPA revocation of Spruce Mine permit

“The EPA is setting a dangerous precedent with this decision,” Manchin said. “According to the EPA, it doesn’t matter if you did everything right, if you followed all of the rules. Why? They just change the rules. But what the EPA doesn’t seem to understand is that this decision has ramifications that reach far beyond coal mining in West Virginia. The EPA is jeopardizing thousands of jobs and essentially sending a message to every business and industry that the federal government has no intention of honoring past promises and that no investment is safe. That message will destroy not only our jobs, but our way of life.”

Read the remainder of the Senator’s comments here.

13. January 2011 by Jason Hayes
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