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Shimkus issues statement on closure of Carmi coal mine

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after learning that Pattiki mine outside Carmi will close:

“With every mine closure, EPA’s War on Coal inflicts more pain on coal producing areas of our country. Each new anti-coal rule and regulation rolled out by the administration costs more good paying jobs, throws more families into poverty, and devastates communities through bankruptcies and a shrinking local tax base. I’ll continue to stand up for the American workers, families and communities that rely on coal, and fight the radical environmental agenda that threatens their way of life.”