Mar 01 2012
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information visit www.halrogers.house.gov.
"This is Congressman Hal Rogers. This week, before my Appropriations Committee, I confronted the Secretaries of Energy, State, and the EPA on one vital issue. The Obama Administration’s refusal to allow the Canadian Oil pipeline and its blame for rising gas prices, and the continued war on coal by this Administration.
Whether denying mining permits, cutting clean coal research, or outright rejecting the Keystone pipeline, this Administration is systematically driving up gas prices and your electric bill, and killing coal-related jobs through Eastern Kentucky.
We need those jobs in Kentucky and I told Secretaries Chu, Clinton and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson just that. Our country will need Appalachian coal for many decades in the future. But the Administration is trying to shut it down now. Some of us are fighting back."