This morning, I read an editorial in the Wheeling, WV Intelligencer that calls out the EPA for, yet again, shutting out the voices of coal supporters. In the piece, “EPA’s ‘Listening Tour’ is Dishonest,” the editors conclude:
“Unfortunately, the EPA’s itinerary is perfectly legal. It also is perfectly dishonest.”
You see, last year when the EPA announced their proposed New Source Performance Standards, which make it all but impossible to build new coal-fueled power plants here in the United States, they said they were going to listen to the concerns of the American people about their policies.
Sadly, that’s not what they did.
Instead of going to cities and regions where coal supports thousands of jobs and contributes billions to the economy – not to mention keeps the lights on – they showed up in Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Lenexa, and Washington, D.C.
The EPA chose to tip the scales in predominately non-coal areas to seemingly misrepresent America’s support of their proposal.
We can’t sit by and watch the administration attempt to ignore the voices of coal communities and coal states on regulations that will have enormous impacts on our families and businesses, and neither should you.
For the next few weeks, we’re asking all of our supporters to tell the EPA that they oppose these new regulations. The voices of the countless people excluded from the EPA’s sham listening tour must be heard.
In addition to our online letter desk tool, the video below will be playing tomorrow on a mobile billboard that will circle EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. to let them know just how we feel about their dishonest listening efforts.
Take action today. Go to EPARegsCostJobs.com and sign our letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Every signature is important, so please share this tool with your family and your friends.