Morefield calls on Boucher to Vote Against Obama Energy LegislationWhile Boucher shrugs and tells us that Southwest Virginia's demise is "inevitable," others stand up to fight!
Tazewell – In a statement released from his office today, Republican candidate for the House of Delegates, Will Morefield, called on Congressman Rick Boucher (D-9th) to vote against the Obama Energy legislation before Congress.
“The Obama Energy Plan will wreck the coal industry,” said Morefield. “That would be bad for America, and even worse for people here in Southwest Virginia.”
Congressman Boucher, a Democrat, sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which is considering the Waxman-Markey “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009" (HR2454), commonly called Cap and Trade.
“Cap and Trade is a stake in the heart of the coal industry,” said Morefield. “It punishes industries that use coal and that means fewer jobs in our area.”
The Energy and Commerce Committee is planning to hold a vote this week to vote the Obama energy plan out of committee so it can be considered by the entire Congress.
“I am amazed that Rick Boucher is not leading the charge against this horrible legislation,” said Morefield. “Instead he is voting against every amendment to weaken this legislation and save our jobs.”
“Cap and Trade represents the triumph of radical environmentalism over common sense,” said Morefield. “It will mean higher unemployment in heavy industries all across America, higher electric bills for people in states like Virginia that get a lot of their power from coal, and it means Southwest Virginians losing their jobs.”
“I urge everyone to call or write Congressman Boucher and tell him to stop this disaster before it happens,” Morefield ended.
Morefield is the Republican nominee for Virginia’s 3rd House of Delegates seat. A native of Tazewell, he graduated from Tazewell High School and owns a small business there.
Where are others willing to fight for the future of the children of the coalfields?
From a Morefield for Delegate press release dated May 20, 2009
For those of you interested in Morefield's candidacy, the third district includes most of Tazewell County, all of Buchanan County, and northern Russell County.