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One Month and No Response from Rahall to Miner's Wife

July 17, 2014

Christina Underwood Demands Response from Congressman for War on Coal

BECKLEY - Last month an Americans for Prosperity TV ad shared the story of Mt. Nebo resident Christina Underwood, whose coal-mining husband lost his job three times as a result of the EPA’s War on Coal. Ms. Underwood spared no words in calling out Congressman Nick Rahall for his support for the EPA and holds him personally accountable for “selling out West Virginia.”

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Go here to read Christina’s op-ed in the Charleston Gazette

“I’d like an explanation from Representative Rahall for why he’s been silent while the EPA destroyed my husband’s jobs,” explains Christina Underwood, the wife of a miner from West Virginia. “Our family has suffered over the past five years as our savings accounts, college funds, and dreams went dry to pay the bills in between my husband finding new jobs. If Rep. Rahall stood up to the EPA it would at least be a sign he is standing with us and the thousands of families like ours.”

Americans for Prosperity has been the leading critic of the EPA’s job-killing policies and is holding politicians like Representative Rahall accountable for not standing up to the Obama administration’s war on coal.

“Representative Rahall’s silence in the face of the Underwood family’s suffering is unacceptable,” explained Wendy McCuskey, West Virginia State Director of Americans for Prosperity. “Christina’s husband is one among the thousands of coal miners in West Virginia who have lost their job due to Washington’s relentless war on coal. Why is Representative Rahall refusing to stand up for his own constituents? He should at least have the courage to look her in the eye and explain why he’s not standing up for her in Washington.”

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