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Earl Ray Tomblin Cautions Against 'Unreasonable' EPA Regulations

By James Gerken

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) cautioned the federal Environmental Protection Agency against “unreasonable” greenhouse gas regulations on Monday, even as residents of his state clamor for more environmental safeguards.

Tomblin met Monday with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to discuss the ongoing response to the Jan. 9 Elk River chemical spill, in which 10,000 gallons of an industrial chemical spilled upstream from a water treatment facility and tainted the water supply for 300,000 residents. During the meeting, Tomblin presented McCarthy with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s recommendations for the Obama administration’s forthcoming greenhouse gas regulations.

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Source: Huffington Post Green