WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding today’s layoffs in West Virginia’s coal industry:

“Today’s announcement is a stark reminder of the impact that misguided federal policies have on the lives of real people. The administration’s continued overreach has contributed to thousands of coal miners losing their jobs in West Virginia and our neighboring states, harming local economies and families.

“In West Virginia, the attack on coal mines also reduces revenues for education programs, roads and other public services. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, I will continue to lead the fight against these regulations that have been devastating to our state.”