Jim Justice on Environment
I love the outdoors, but regulatory agencies tell you no
So many times our regulatory agencies absolutely, no matter what on earth we try to do, they're there to tell you no. They're not there to tell us no.
Now, I underline--underline, underline, underline--nobody loves the outdoors as much as me.
Nobody loves water as much as me. We're not going to break the law. We're got going to do anything to damage the environment to the very best of our abilities. Or our waters. But we are not going to just say no.
Source: 2017 West Virginia State of the State address
, Feb 8, 2017
Paid $900,000 fine for poor pollution controls at mines
A coal company owned by West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has agreed to pay a $900,000 fine for environmental violations and improve pollution controls at mines in Kentucky and other Appalachian states at an estimated cost of $5 million. The U.S
Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement Friday with Southern Coal Corporation and 26 affiliated mining companies. Kentucky and many other states enforce federal clean water and mining rules, with federal oversight.
The Justice companies with pollution-discharge permits in Kentucky listed in the complaint are A&G Coal; Four Star Resources; Infinity Energy; Kentucky Fuel Corporation; Sequoia Energy; and Virginia Fuel. The settlement is separate from one Justice
reached with Kentucky in 2014 to clean up environmental problems. In that case, Justice admitted hundreds of violations at his company's mines in 8 counties. Justice owed $4.49 million in fines for the violations, but the state settled for $1.5 million.
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader on 2016 West Virginia Governor race
, Sep 30, 2016
EPA regulations have been difficult, overreaching, and wrong
The climate regulations imposed on the state have been difficult, overreaching and wrong, Justice said.
More can be done with clean coal technologies to make them more economically viable and keep coal as a vital fuel source, he said.
Source: Parkersburg News-Sentinel: 2016 West Virginia governor race
, Oct 9, 2015
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