June 1, 2015
Letter to the Editor: "Not fair to coal Industry"
I am saddened to see the recent layoffs by Murray Energy and other coal companies in our region. For far too long, coal jobs have been under attack in our country. These attacks have come from burdensome regulations put into place by the EPA, increased focus on renewable and alternative sources of energy, and most recently by outrageous tax advantages given to gas plants.
I understand that we need to have a comprehensive energy plan, however, the government should not be giving tax breaks to one segment of our energy portfolio while increasing regulations on the other. This just does not make sense to me.