Here’s what West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin had to say in tonight’s State of the State address about his efforts to help stop any tougher regulation of the coal industry:
Let me now speak very directly about one of my problems with Washington.
As long as I am Governor I will continue to fight this administrations war on coal! A few months ago, a federal court agreed with our lawsuit and ruled that the federal EPA had in fact overstepped its authority. I will keep fighting until Washington recognizes that one of the keys to America’s future is the use and promotion of our natural resources. It is a fight from which I will not shrink, and one that I fully expect to win!