The coalfields don't love the coal job killing agenda of Obama's EPA. Being a Democrat, Rahall has trouble hiding from the connection.
In a debate last week, Mr. Rahall boasted of “standing up to my party to stop the overreaching, overzealous, job-killing E.P.A. agenda.”
It is a tough argument to win, however, given the president’s desire to leave an environmental legacy of lower carbon emissions from power plants, as proposed by the E.P.A. this year.