February 13, 2003
Take Action Against Overweight Coal
As you know the overweight coal truck problem still
exists in West Virginia. A message must be sent to the
Governor and the House and Senate members in
your district that overweight trucks are not only
dangerous but also costly to the taxpayers picking up the
tab for the road and bridge damage created by illegal
overweight coal trucks. We must tell our elected
officials not to
allow any weight increase, it is a bad deal for West
Please log on to the UMWA web page at
click on this link
Then just simply click on the County in
which you reside.
The letter is already written for you. All you need to do
is type in your name and address and click send. The
letter will automatically go to the Governor and each
Senate and House member from your area.
You can also send an e-mail to all your
elected representatives in one click by going to
entering your zip code.
You can telephone your legislators toll
free at 1-877-565-3447. Legislators' individual office
numbers can be obtained by through the toll free number.
Call Governor Wise at
1-888-438-2731 or 558-2000.
This is a very important issue. Please take a
moment to voice your concern. Tell West Virginia
lawmakers that you are for public safety and against
heavier coal trucks.
For your friends and family who live
outside West Virginia. Ask them to take the following
Send a postcard to Governor Wise telling
him you won't visit West Virginia and (spend your tourist
dollars) until he enforces the weight limits and stops
trying to raise them. Go to the Citizens Coal Council
Click on Act Now on the left.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR
E-MAIL LIST AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME