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Opposes cap-and-trade as hurting jobs with coal

Goodwin is not expected to support climate change legislation that puts a price on carbon. Goodwin said he cannot support his party's interest in passing a comprehensive energy bill that includes a cap and trade system."With regard to cap and trade, from what I've seen of the Waxman-Markey bill," Goodwin said, referencing the cap and trade bill passed in the House, "they simply are not right for West Virginia."

He said he would be more in favor of the legislation Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is championing, which Goodwin said "recognizes the practical effect of coal."

"I will not support any piece of legislation that threatens any West Virginia job," Goodwin said, adding that it's obvious "how strongly West Virginians feel on the issue" of energy legislation.

Source: Associated Press on cbsnews.com , Jul 16, 2010

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