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Shuster Fighting to Stop the War on Coal

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Bill Shuster voted for the Stop the War on Coal Act (H.R. 3409) a package of five bills that blocks the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Office of Surface Mining from implementing rules that are destroying the coal industry.

"The Obama Administration has set its sights on shutting down the coal industry to appease the environmental fringe that supports the far left. The ramifications this over regulation of the coal industry would have on Pennsylvania jobs and electric costs are astounding," said Shuster.

The Stop the War on Coal Act will protect American jobs, stop the EPA from using the Clean Air Act to impose costly greenhouse gas regulations, provide for the safe management and disposal of coal ash, and rein in the EPA from unilaterally imposing its one-size-fits-all regulations on our nation's waterways.

"I will do everything in my power to prevent that overreach and over-regulation. Domestic energy is key to our economy and to our national security, the EPA needs to cease its efforts to restrict our most abundant energy resource," said Shuster.


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