Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

January 28, 2014

Va. biz leaders, legislators take aim at EPA

RICHMOND, Va. —  Eighty-five members of the General Assembly have added their names to a letter to President Barack Obama, expressing their opposition to proposed regulations to limit carbon emissions at new coal-fired power plants.

The legislators released the letter Tuesday at a news conference in Richmond.

Delegate Terry Kilgore said the letter is intended to send the message to Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency that the proposed regulations are “reckless and irresponsible” and will cost Virginia jobs.

Republican Kilgore represents coal-producing counties in southwest Virginia.

The proposed regulations have already had an impact, with many power companies moving to cleaner natural gas to generate electricity.

Business leaders and industry representatives joined the legislators at the news conference.

The EPA is accepting public comments on the proposed regulations until March 10.

 

1
Text Only
Virginia State News
West Virginia State News
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Sister Newspapers' News