Coal Tattoo

rahall_photo.jpgCongressman Nick J. Rahall, a Democrat whose district includes Marsh Fork Elementary School, weighed in this morning on whether Massey Energy should help fund relocation of the school away from Massey’s coal processing plant and huge slurry impoundment.

Here is Rahall’s statement:

I certainly agree with Senator Byrd. Massey Energy should take this significant step of helping to replace the Marsh Fork Elementary School so that these children no longer have to fear the threat of adverse health effects of nearby coal operations.  It would go a long way toward improving the good will of the public toward that company and the coal industry.

Read Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s statement on this issue here and Massey’s response here.