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Logan County miners testify in Washington

Photo from The Logan Banner Douglas Killen II, a blaster at a mine in Madison, offers his view in testimony to the subcommittee about the economic hardships imposed on the people of W.Va. by the EPA.
Photo from The Logan Banner
Douglas Killen II, a blaster at a mine in Madison, offers his view in testimony to the subcommittee about the economic hardships imposed on the people of W.Va. by the EPA.

LOGAN, W.Va. — Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va. 3) and two local miners testified before the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, March 18, about problems with the coal industry that they caused see as being caused by the Obama administration’s regulatory structure around coal extraction.

Jordan Bridges of Logan, a heavy equipment operator at a mine in Holden, and Douglas Killen II of Chapmanville, a blaster at a mine near Madison, offered their testimonies to the Appropriation Committee’s Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.

“I’m testifying about the devastating effects that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulatory overreach against the coal industry is having on my family, my friends and my coworkers. There are thousands of people who have lost their jobs. These are hard working people who are losing their homes and the ability to provide for their families…

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