McConnell taking concerns back to EPA
US Senator Mitch McConnell is headed back to Washington DC with dozens of personal and community related problems with the current effect that current EPA regulations are having on the Eastern Kentucky region. McConnell was in Pikeville today where he listened to the issues facing Eastern Kentucky due to what has been deemed the Obama Administrations "War on Coal". Area business owners in the coal business were on hand to explain haw the policies have affected them. Officials with Wayne Supply told the Senator that the companies profits were down 90% from 2008 and for the first time in 30 years the company was forced to layoff employees.
Senator McConnell asked the panel if they felt the Obama Administration had created a quote "depression in Kentucky" to which panelist Jim Booth explained that his cost to mine coal has doubled under the Obama Administration.
McConnell concluded the session by telling an overflow crowd on hand that he would take these voices back to Washington and present them to the EPA and, that "we will not stop fighting these policies and regulations".