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Miners from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and other states joined
30 members of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday,
October 29th, to rally against regulatory polices they say are
killing jobs in coal country.
Count on Coal's Rally for American Energy Jobs took place
Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol.
National Mining Association President Hal Quinn said the
administration needed to hear from workers who produce the coal
that creates 40 percent of the nation's electricity.
He said the Environmental Protection Agency is hosting listening
sessions on power plant regulations, but in places where it's
unlikely to hear from miners.
John Roeber, of the Montana State Building and Construction
Trades Council, said policymakers are putting livelihoods at
Ray Ventrone, of Boilermakers Local 154 in Pittsburgh, said coal
jobs are part of Pennsylvania's history and culture.