Hundreds of coal miners are rallying on Capitol Hill against the Obama administration's attempts to rein in mountaintop removal mining.

The miners from the Appalachian region roared Wednesday as politicians from both parties criticized the Environmental Protection Agency for what they called job-killing policies.

Hundreds of coal miners are rallying on Capitol Hill against the Obama administration's attempts to rein in mountaintop removal mining.

Coal miners and supporters of the coal industry showed their support of the coal industry Wednesday as they rallied at the nation's Capital.

The Stand Up For Coal Jobs Rally took place beneath the shadows of the Capitol because the crowd says Congress is putting their future in jeopardy.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - West Virginia coal miner Dick Curry has an idea for getting political leaders come to grips with the importance of coal: Shut off the supply to the nation's capital.

"I guarantee you they don't know how important coal is," said Curry, 64, a miner of 43 years in Philippi. "I think we should flip one of the power plants off. The coal we produce lights up Washington, D.C."

Coal miners and supporters of the coal industry showed their support of the coal industry Wednesday as they rallied at the nation's Capital.

The Stand Up For Coal Jobs Rally took place beneath the shadows of the Capitol because the crowd says Congress is putting their future in jeopardy.