Get you Senators to support the "West Virginia Amendment" to the Transportation Bill.
EPA wants to outlaw "flyash" which are the ashes left after you burn coal to make electricity. EPA says it is a "dangerous substance," but it has been used for years in the construciton of roads, bridges and even the EPA's own Washington, DC headquarters building. If not stopped, this EPA policy would raise everyone's electricity bills to a point many seniors and those living on fixed incomes can't afford.
Congressmen McKinley and Rahall were able to pass an amendment that will manage "fly ash" and keep our electric rates down. We call it the "West Virginia Amendment" and the Senate needs to approve it as part of the Transportation Act that is now being debated by a conference committee. Please help us by calling on Senators Rockefeller and Manchin to support "The West Virginia Amendment" to the Transportation Bill.
Subject: Ask your Senators to help protect us from higher electric bills by supporting the "West Virginia Amendment" to the Transportation Bill.
EPA is destroying our jobs and is threatening our very way of life here in West Virginia. They won't issue permits to mining companies, they're forcing our power plants to close, pushing our electricity bills up to the point that many people can't afford it, particularly those on Social Security and fixed income.
When there's a chance for Congress to control EPA's "runaway" rulemaking, we need to take it! That's why I'm asking you to support the bi-partisan "West Virginia Amendment" to the House-passed Transportation Bill that is now in Conference Committee. It would certainly be disappointing and disheartening if you did not support this amendment since it is so important to West Virginia's power plants, particularly since it was managed by our Congressmen, Rahall and McKinley, in the House of Representatives where it passed overwhelmingly.
Fly ash is used as fill material in constructing our highways as well as in the concrete that's used for our roads and bridges, so it's important to all of us and should not be regulated out of business by EPA. Please support the West Virginia amendment . . . it's our future.
Thanks from a true West Virginian...
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