CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia
officials are set to join hundreds of coal miners and coal supporters at an
electricity and energy jobs rally.
The rally is scheduled for Wednesday
at Pittsburgh's Highmark Stadium. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom
Corbett, Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, labor leaders and others are scheduled
Officials say the rally is aimed at
raising awareness over proposed changed to federal rules about pollution
discharged by coal-fired power plants.
The Environmental Protection Agency's
plan aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005
levels as the starting point.
Tomblin has said none of the state's
coal plants are close to meeting the proposed standard, although companies say
they're cutting emissions.
West Virginia is the second-biggest
U.S. coal producer after Wyoming.
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