Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) was named chairman at the inaugural meeting of the Congressional Coal Caucus for the 114th Congress. As the incoming chairman of the bipartisan group, Rep. McKinley will ensure Congress is aware of the impact federal regulations are having on coal miners, their families, and their communities. 

“The American families who rely on coal for affordable, reliable energy and good-paying jobs deserve to have their voice heard in Washington. The bipartisan Congressional Coal Caucus will be that voice. We will re-energize the debate about our energy future and stand up for those families devastated by President Obama’s War on Coal,” said McKinley.


In the past three years, 45% of coal miners in West Virginia have lost their jobs, mines continue to close every week, and more coal-fired power plants are scheduled to shut down.

“By working together, the Coal Caucus will stand up to the Obama Administration and push back on executive overreach. The science simply does not support the President’s ideologically-driven environmental agenda,” McKinley said.

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