June 2, 2014

FLASHBACK: Rahall In 2009: Coal Must Come To The Table On Cap-And-Trade

In response to today’s newly-proposed rule from the Obama administration to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) announced he would be co-sponsoring a bill to block the EPA’s proposed limits. According to The Hill:

“There is a right way and a wrong way of doing things, and the Obama Administration has got it wrong once again,” Rahall said in a statement. “This new regulation threatens our economy and does so with an apparent disregard for the livelihoods of our coal miners and thousands of families throughout West Virginia.”

Flashback to an April 2009 interview, however, when Rahall told the coal industry it had “to be at the table” on cap-and-trade and regulations. The Rahall of 2009 sounds a lot more accommodating than the Rahall of today.