"W.Va. Leaders Seek Coal Answers From White House"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia political leaders promised Tuesday to speak "with one voice" to clarify the Obama administration's proposals to more strictly regulate mountaintop removal coal mining.

Gov. Joe Manchin, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, and Reps. Nick J. Rahall and Shelley Moore Capito said they would join forces to seek a high-level White House meeting to raise coal industry concerns about tougher permit reviews instituted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette November 10, 2009.

Source: Charleston Gazette, 11/11/2009