Rahall Doing It Wrong On Coal All These Years


In his latest campaign ad, Nick Rahall claims he opposed cap-and-trade and is fighting the EPA’s efforts to kill West Virginia coal jobs.

What Rahall left out of his ad was any mention of his long record of cap-and-trade happy talk, like when, in 2009, Rahall said cap-and-trade wouldn’t hurt West Virginia:

Or when, also in 2009, Rahall said cap-and-trade would be “good for us in the coal fields”:

Rahall also described a cap-and-trade bill as an “opportunity as long as we don’t snub our nose at the process”:

All this from a congressman who voted for a carbon tax and said he thought President Barack Obama was pro-coal when he endorsed him for president.