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Popinjay Rockefeller
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
D-WVA

Over the years I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to make a relationship work. It’s about being willing to compromise. It’s about being willing to completely abandon your principles and values.

Over the years I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to make a relationship work. It’s about being willing to compromise. It’s about being willing to change. It’s about being willing to completely abandon your principles and values.

I once thought you could win people over by protecting the environment, so I campaigned against strip mining.  Big coal taught me the real way to win the hearts and minds of the electorate: help polluters to undermine the EPA and the Clean Air Act.

I understand global warming, but that’s not going to win me too many friends at the club.  So, I can either get all hung up on doing the right thing, or I can keep my relationships going strong by doing everything I can to undermine greenhouse gas regulations.  Sometimes I even like to spice things up and support fairytales about “clean coal”.

Whatever kind of relationship you’re looking for, holler at me. I you’re a coal or energy company, I’m willing to be really flexible.

Top Matches: Peabody Coal, Consol Energy