Capito Statement on Clean Power Plan Repeal

“The War on Coal is over.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) enacted under the Obama administration: 

“The CPP was a complete overreach by the federal government. Not only was the one-size-fits-all approach disastrous for West Virginia’s coal industry, but there was also absolutely no consideration for the economic effects the plan would have on an energy-rich state like ours. I’m encouraged the EPA’s newly proposed Affordable Clean Energy plan allows state input and clearly signals the War on Coal is over.”

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