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Rep. Jenkins: stream buffer zone rule bad for W.Va.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the administration’s announcement of the proposed stream buffer zone rule:

‘I am outraged that the administration is moving forward with the job-killing stream buffer zone rule. I’ve spent months talking with our West Virginia coal miners and know how worried they are that this rule will cost them their jobs. They’re worried this rule will make it harder not only to mine but for them to put food on the table and provide for their families,” Rep. Jenkins said.

“The administration continues to ignore the consequences of their regulations on West Virginia’s families and West Virginia’s economy. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I have fought to use the power of the purse to keep these regulations from being forced on us. I fought to defund the stream buffer zone rule in committee and will continue to use every tool available to push back against this administration’s regulatory overreach and its war on coal. West Virginians deserve to be heard.

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