We should take advantage of all of our abundant resources and allow greater access to less expensive energy. This legislation seeks to do just that by allowing coal to be part of America’s energy solution. I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will join us in this fight to keep the lights on.
Rep. Edward Whitfield, R-Ky., is the Chairman of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
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.