Kudos to U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., who spoke in passionate support of the coal industry while questioning Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy during a hearing this week.
Jenkins spoke of how the administration “has unapologetically and systematically worked to shut down our country’s most abundant, reliable and cheapest form of energy, coal,” adding, “But what this administration and the EPA doesn’t understand is what their actions have done to the people of West Virginia.”
While questioning McCarthy at the hearing on the EPA’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, Jenkins asked if she had ever visited West Virginia. The EPA chief replied with a succinct “I can not recall.”
- On March 24, 2016