WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s international climate change plan, which was submitted to the United Nations today:

“The climate plan submitted to the United Nations today is extremely troubling. In 1997, the Senate voted unanimously for the Byrd-Hagel resolution, which stated that any international climate agreement must not result in serious harm to the U.S. economy.  With today’s submission, the president is doubling down on his Clean Power Plan which already faces strong opposition from Congress and energy producing states like West Virginia. 

"Even if the Clean Power Plan is implemented, it would not be enough to meet the pledge the president made today but would require even more burdensome regulations to be imposed on American workers and businesses. Any international climate agreement signed by the United States should meet the bipartisan standards set by the Byrd-Hagel resolution and be submitted to the U.S. Senate for consideration and debate.”