I felt sad and angry listening to this businessman, who owns two coal mines in Alabama. It reminds me of all the times in my life I would hear my dad (who owns a rock crushing company and lists "miner" as his occupation on his tax returns) complain about the excessive regulations the EPA has put on his business. The stupidest knit-picky things, like exactly how far the water source has to be from the quarry. There didn't seem to be a single person with common sense employed by that agency, just a lot of busybodies.
Here is what the coal mine owner, Ronnie Bryant, said at the Birmingham, Alabama public hearing: