WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee’s Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, today applauded the EPW Committee’s passage of her legislation, known as the ARENA Act, which rolls back President Obama’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.”
“Today’s vote brings us one step closer to blocking this administration’s unprecedented clean power grab that threatens to raise energy prices and cut jobs for American families,” said Senator Capito. “The administration’s proposal will do more harm to our energy landscape and West Virginia’s already ailing economy. We need to send these overreaching EPA regulations back to the drawing board, and I am grateful for the support of my colleagues on this important legislation.”
Key provisions of the ARENA Act:
The bill is co-sponsored by 35 Senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.), Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).