|For Immediate Release
September 14, 2010
Appalachian Coal Communities to Rally at Capitol
Sens. McConnell, Warner and Webb Lead Bi-Partisan Stand Up for Coal
Appalachian coal miners, their families and coal community members will descend on Capitol Hill’s Russell Park at 9:30 Wednesday morning to celebrate America’s coal miners and rally for coal, jobs and businesses now threatened by federal regulators. About 1,500 members of coal communities in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio will gather to tell Congress that thousands of jobs and hundreds of communities are at stake.
Speaking at the bi-partisan rally will be Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Mark Warner and Jim Webb (Va.) and Carte Goodwin (W.Va.); West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin; and Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Ed Whitfield (Ky.), Charlie Wilson (Ohio), Brett Guthrie (Ky.), Hal Rogers (Ky.), Geoff Davis (Ky.), Bob Goodlatte (Va.), Rick Boucher (Va.) and Nick Rahall (W.Va.) together with state and industry officials, country music artist Stella Parton and other friends of coal.
Local coal community organizations are spearheading the pro-coal rally. Appalachia accounts for one-third of the nation’s coal output and for almost two-thirds of America’s coal-related jobs.
WHAT: Stand Up for Coal Rally
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Russell Park, Capitol Hill
WHO: Appalachian Coal Miners, Families and Friends
Members of Congress
Appalachian State Officials
Country Singer Stella Parton
The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the American mining industry in Washington, D.C. Membership includes more than 325 corporations involved in all aspects of coal and solid minerals production including coal, metal and industrial mineral producers, mineral processors, equipment manufacturers, state mining associations, bulk transporters, engineering firms, consultants, financial institutions and other companies that supply goods and services to the mining industry.
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