- Environment: Opposition to clear air rules. Assistance to coal companies stip-mining mountaintops.
- Labor: Work to prevent workers from receiving disability.
- Voters' Rights: Work to prevent Congress from strengthening the voting act.
I'd like to get more facts before making up my mind, but I would be vehemently opposed if he has supported loose regulations for mining. I was surprised to learn recently that the pollution from mine run-off isn't a short-term problem but frequently goes on indefinitely. Eventually, the companies go out of business and the tax payers (and people who catch cancer and other diseases) end up picking up the tab. The point about hard work to prevent those who work hard from receiving disability fits in well with Shrub's unique brand of "compassion."