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I'm fighting for coal by reducing EPA regulatory burdens

I can fight for coal and I'm fighting for coal by trying to reduce the regulatory burdens. We cut a billion dollars out of the EPA's proposed budget from the president. I went through the EPA and found that the president was planning to fund a theatrical performance on climate change. We've said, "No."
Source: The Register-Herald on 2018 West Virginia Senatorial race , Oct 27, 2016

Fight tooth & nail against the War on Coal

Pres. Obama and his EPA are waging a War on Coal, and Evan will fight it tooth and nail. He'll strongly oppose Obama's cap-and-trade scheme, a carbon tax and job-killing EPA regulations. Evan understands that in West Virginia, coal is not just our economic lifeblood--it makes us who we are. In the state legislature, Jenkins has supported numerous measures to protect the health, safety and pensions of W.V. coal miners, and he is firmly opposed to any cuts to the Federal Black Lung Benefit Program.
Source: 2014 W.V. House campaign website, EvanJenkins.com , Nov 4, 2014

Supports energy independence.

Jenkins supports the CC survey question on energy independence

CC.org's self-description: "The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Enacting an energy independence plan that creates a free market for all energy sources and encourages homegrown clean energy innovation'

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 14-CC-Q18 on Aug 15, 2014

Opposes regulating CO2.

Jenkins opposes the F2A survey question on greenhouse gas regulation

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q8 on Sep 30, 2014

Opposes regulating CO2.

Jenkins opposes the PVS survey question on greenhouse gas regulation

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q8 on Sep 30, 2014

Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Jenkins voted NAY Interior & Environment Agencies Appropriations

Congressional Summary: House amendment to H.R. 5538, the Interior & Environment Agencies Appropriations bill for FY 2017. This amendment would prohibit funds to be used to research, investigate, or study offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Heritage Foundation recommends voting NO: (7/13/2016): The Gulf of Mexico continues to be a very important asset for our energy future and it continues to produce significant amounts of oil and natural gas. Yet the Eastern Gulf of Mexico has not participated to this point despite its significant potential. A 2014 Heritage Foundation report said: "Excessive regulations and bureaucratic inefficiencies have stymied oil production and prevented the full effects of the energy boom." This amendment would block any potential progress that could take place by preventing the necessary work that would need to be prepared in the East Gulf for potential lease sales and eventual production.

Sierra Club recommends voting YES: (1/12/1974): The Sierra Club believes that no offshore petroleum exploration should occur unless and until the following conditions are met:

Legislative outcome: Failed House 185 to 243 (no Senate vote).

Source: Supreme Court case 16-H5538B argued on Jul 13, 2016

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