Andy Barr is devoting his entire campaign to explaining that Ben Chandler is taking away jobs from miners in his district by supporting the evil EPA and Nobama — even though, you know, there are ZERO miners employed in the 6th District, including the western KY coal CEO that plays dress up as a miner in all of his ads. And, of course, Chandler votes against the EPA every opportunity he gets.
Matt Wasson of Appalachian Voices sent out an email today with actual truth in it:
SUBJECT: Ben Chandler let us down
Last Friday, the House of Representatives passed a package of bills designed to give the coal industry free reign over our streams and mountains. The bill attacks both the EPA and the Office of Surface Mining, preventing them from fulfilling their duties to limit the dumping of mountaintop removal waste.
Ben Chandler voted FOR this bill that would reverse years of progress made on ending mountaintop removal. Please tell Congressman Chandler that you expect more from him, and that you do not support his pro-mountaintop removal vote.
While we were unable to defeat this package of bills in the House, there was enough bipartisan opposition to ensure that a Presidential veto can be sustained. With your ongoing support, we will continue to demonstrate America’s commitment to ending mountaintop removal.
But it’s important to take time to tell Rep. Ben Chandler that we need him to show the courage to stand up against the financial and political power of the coal industry.
Thanks for standing up for Appalachia,
Asking Ben Chandler to “show the courage to stand up against the financial and political power of the coal industry”? That’s like asking Garland Barr III to tell the truth.