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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.