9/29/2013 12:41 AM
by Rebecca Turco
CHARLESTON - The international
climate panel is highly confident that global warming is a man-made problem,
but some state political leaders do not believe altering coal mining operations
is the solution.
The Obama administration's environmental plan aims to cut
greenhouse emissions from coal-fired plants. Representative Nick Rahall said it
will be at the cost of American jobs and Senator Joe Manchin said undercutting
the coal industry will slow economic growth.
The discussions stem from a new international climate
report that calls global warming "unequivocal." The report was
welcomed by the Obama administration and environmental advocates.