Dr. Bucshon Calls on EPA to Visit Indiana’s 8th
Dr. Bucshon and Science Committee Chairman, Lamar Smith talk with EPA Official Janet McCabe at a hearing on new EPA regulations.
During a House Science Committee hearing on a new EPA proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants, Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08), called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top air official, Janet McCabe, to visit Indiana’s Eighth Congressional District.
“Ms. McCabe, I’d like to invite you to my district for a public hearing on the EPA’s new rule – in fact, any other coal-producing state – and listen to what my district or other coal-producing states have to say,” said Bucshon. “I’m inviting you to my district to do that.”
According to the National Mining Association, Indiana ranks 8th nationally in coal production by state. Every coal mine in the state of Indiana is located within the Eighth Congressional District, while 85 percent of the state’s energy is coal-generated.
Ms. Janet McCabe, a resident of Indianapolis, is the Acting Assistant Administrator at the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.
For video of Dr. Bucshon’s request, click here.