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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A crowd of 5,000 is assembled at the steps of the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. this afternoon. Their aim is to draw attention to the damage done to energy states from far reaching regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Recent regulation proposals on coal fired power plants from the agency could halt all future construction of coal fired plants in the United States. The stringent restrictions are also expected next year dealing with the operations of current coal fired plant emissions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A crowd of 5,000 is assembled at the steps of the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. this afternoon. Their aim is to draw attention to the damage done to energy states from far reaching regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Recent regulation proposals on coal fired power plants from the agency could halt all future construction of coal fired plants in the United States. The stringent restrictions are also expected next year dealing with the operations of current coal fired plant emissions.
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CHARLESTON (AP) — Miners from West Virginia, Virginia and other states are joining 30 members of Congress in Washington, D.C., to rally against regulatory polices they say are killing jobs in coal country.


Count on Coal’s Rally for American Energy Jobs is Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol.


National Mining Association President Hal Quinn says the administration needs to hear from workers who produce the coal that creates 40 percent of the nation’s electricity.


He says the Environmental Protection Agency is hosting listening sessions on power plant regulations, but in places where it’s unlikely to hear from miners.


John Roeber of the Montana State Building and Construction Trades Council says policymakers are putting livelihoods at risk.


Ray Ventrone of Boilermakers Local 154 in Pittsburgh says coal jobs are part of Pennsylvania’s history and culture.


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