The law of the West isn’t complicated, but it has served us well. Fashioned on trust and accountability, it holds that if you wrong someone, you do all you can to make it right. By those standards, lawmakers need to take a hard look at the true motives behind the EPA’s misrepresentations and set straight any policy aiming to hurt rather than help hardworking Americans.
Trent Blankenship is the former Wyoming superintendent of public instruction and a property owner in Pavillion, Wyo.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.