Thousands of Miners and Coal Supporters Heading to Washington, D.C.

American Coal Jobs Rally on September 15th

Thousands of miners and supporters of coal mining are heading to Capitol Hill to make sure their voices are heard. Concerns about the moratorium on Appalachian mining permits, threats from hostile legislation and recent actions from the EPA that make unfair and unrealistic water quality requirements of the mining operations threaten the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and severely damaging local economies. The rally will take place in Russell Park on Capitol Hill and will feature several members of congress and supporters of coal mining.

"If this situation continues where the federal government is unfairly persecuting the coal mining industry, we as a county will lose hundreds of thousands of jobs," said Bryan Brown, executive director of the WV FACES of Coal. "Miners, families of miners, business people from all industries are coming to Washington, D.C. to make sure Congress knows how desperate the situation is, we are standing up for our jobs!"

  Who: Thousands of coal miners and supporters of American Coal Jobs
  Senator Mitch McConnell
  Senator Jay Rockefeller
  Senator Carte Goodwin
  Governor Joe Manchin
  Congresswoman Shelley Capito
  Congressman Rick Boucher
  Congressman Nick Rahall...and more.

  What: Rally for American Coal Jobs

  When: Wednesday, September 15, 9:30 am.

Where: Russell Park, Capitol Hill ( Adjacent to the Russell Senate Office Building at Constitution and Delaware Avenue)
The Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security (FACES of Coal) is an alliance of more than 60,000 people from all walks of life who are joining forces to educate lawmakers and the general public about the importance of coal and coal mining to our local and national economies and to our nation's energy security. In addition to keeping tens of thousands of people employed in good-paying jobs, coal is the lifeblood of our domestic energy supply, generating nearly half the electricity consumed in the United States today. 

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