Mike Hymes Calls for Rollback of President Obama’s EPA as Well as State Coal Regulations

Posted on Jun 25, 2014

JUNE 23, 2014 – Tazewell, VA

“It doesn’t matter to me where the anti-coal regulations come from. They are hurting our workers, jobs and the future of Southwest Virginia.  I oppose them.” – Mike Hymes

Today, Democratic candidate for the 38th Senate district Mike Hymes reaffirmed his stance against the war on coal — and went one step farther, breaking with the Democratic Party by announcing his opposition to President Obama’s and Gov. McAuliffe’s efforts to regulate coal.

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Letter of Support

Posted on Sep 22, 2013

Open Letter to the Residents of the Southern District;

Through my experience as an instructor for various emergency medical courses, and my tenure on the Emergency Services Committee for Tazewell County, I have grown to realize the needs our emergency agencies (fire and EMS) face in Tazewell County.

Those needs vary from outdated equipment to the need for updated and improved building conditions. This is not a problem that is faced by any one particular department, although some may be in more need than others.

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Clean coal mobile classroom teaches, brings hope

Posted on Aug 25, 2013

Posted: Aug 20, 2013 5:08 PM EST at WVVA

By Kristen Conner

TAZEWELL, Va (WVVA)– Clean coal is a hot topic across the Two Virginias and other coal communities across the country.

One organization has created a way to educate people about the industry’s efforts to reduce emissions, and Tuesday morning they came to Tazewell County.

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity toured Southwest Virginia with its mobile classroom. It displays new technologies experts say can make combustion cleaner.

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Clean Coal Rally at Tazewell Mall

Posted on Aug 25, 2013

Clean Coal Rally at Tazewell Mall

There was a great Coal rally with The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) at the Tazewell Mall on the morning of August 20th.  The ACCCE is a partnership of the industries involved in producing electricity from coal.  They recognize the inextricable linkage between energy, the economy and our environment.  Toward that end, ACCCE supports policies that promote the use of coal,

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Endorsement: Mike Hymes for Southern District Board of Supervisor’s Race

Posted on Aug 25, 2013

Posted – Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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The two videos below were recorded in Pocahontas, Virginia at the Labor Day celebration there. The top video is Democrat Mike Hymes, my pick for the Southern District BOS. Below is GOP candidate Dallas Sparks.

Hymes is the incumbent. He’s served his district and the county well on the Board.

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