The proposal—part of a draft environmental impact statement—would affect coal mines from Appalachia to Alaska. “This administration says it’s for job creation, yet its regulatory actions reflect just the opposite,” said Bryan Brown, West Virginia executive director, FACES of Coal. “I, like most Americans, heard the President in his State of the Union address commit to reducing regulations that take people’s jobs. In reality, these internal documents project how many jobs the OSM is going to destroy. This is outrageous. Coal states need their leaders in Washington, D.C., now more than ever to stand up for our jobs and communities by stopping this bureaucratic abuse.”
The Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security (FACES of Coal) is an alliance of more than 70,000 people from all walks of life who are joining forces to educate lawmakers and the general public about the importance of coal and coal mining to our local and national economies and to our nation’s energy security.