WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding a new analysis on the impacts of the “Clean Power Plan” from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) out today:

“This new analysis from the administration’s own energy statistician calls needed attention to the threats posed by the president’s misguided ‘Clean Power Plan.’ According to the analysis, the president’s efforts to regulate carbon emissions threaten to drastically reduce coal production, increase energy prices and reduce reliability,” said Senator Capito. “The need for legislative action is clear, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to advance an alternative approach that puts affordable energy, our jobs and the economy first.”

Read EIA’s Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan here.