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RESOLUTION No. 200942

RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT WEST VIRGINIA'S COAL INDUSTRY

WHEREAS,
the Putnam County Development Authority strives to continually improve the economic climate in Putnam County, West Virginia; and

WHEREAS
, recent news articles and electronic news coverage give the impression of, at best. lukewarm support of the coal industry by the Obama Administration; and

WHEREAS, recent appointments to positions at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the agency's decision to review all mountaintop coal mining permits; and

WHEREAS
, the Administration's continued support of wind and solar alternatives make little or no mention of clean coal technologies; and

WHEREAS
, the absence of federal support for the coal industry could have catastrophic consequences for the West Virginia economy and the thousands of West Virginia families and businesses that me dependent on their viability.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT
the Putnam County Development Authority as the agency charged with the responsibility for economic improvement of Putnam County and its citizens request your support ofthe coal industry and its place as a long term partner in both the current Congress and the Administration's solution to energy independence.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT
a copy of this resolution be provided to members of West Virginia's Congressional Delegation, to Governor Manchin and to West Virginia Senate and Delegates upon approval.

The foregoing Resolution was duly passed and adopted by the Board of Directors of the Putnam County Development Authority, Inc., at its regular meeting on the 28th day of April, 2009.


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