11.17.15

Senate Passes Capito Resolution Against EPA Regs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A resolution introduced  by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) to void EPA’s regulations for existing power plants passed in the Senate Tuesday.

The regulations were described as both “unworkable and overreaching.”

“American jobs and economic growth are being held hostage as the administration proposes regulations that harm energy-producing states,” said Capito. “Today’s passage of a bipartisan resolution of disapproval makes clear that enough is enough – the president cannot move forward with policies at expense of our families, communities and economy. The administration needs to understand coal’s role in our energy landscape, and I will continue my efforts to ensure that our state has access to affordable, reliable energy.”

Capito also voted with a bipartisan majority of the Senate to pass a resolution against the Clean Power Plan regulations for new power plants, introduced by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Joe Manchin.

Both resolutions will now move to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration.


Source: Metro News