- Rep. Morgan Griffith to Give Report from House Energy Committee -
Americans for Prosperity Virginia (AFP-VA) will hold two town hall meetings to discuss energy policy, EPA regulation and spiraling energy costs. AFP-VA will hold the town hall meetings on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 in Covington and Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Bluefield. Congressman Morgan Griffith (9th District) will be the special guest and give a report from the House Energy Committee, of which he is a member.
Recently, American Electric Power announced it will shut down several coal-fired power plants, including one in Giles County, simply to be able to afford compliance with new regulations from President Obamas Environmental Protection Agency. The closure will mean the loss of hundreds of jobs in the region and a dramatic increase in energy bills for all consumers.