MEDIA ADVISORY: Capito Announces Markup of the ARENA Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, today announced the markup of the ARENA Act, an alternative to President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan.” The bill will be marked up in the EPW Committee on Wednesday, August 5, at 10:00 a.m.

“This administration continues to pick winners and losers within the nation’s energy landscape, and energy-producing states like West Virginia will be left to bear the burden as more power plants and mines are forced to close and more jobs are lost,” said Senator Capito. “Now that the Clean Power Plan is finalized, the need for congressional action is even more apparent, and I am pleased that the full committee will consider the ARENA Act this week.”

WHO: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and members of the Senate EPW Committe

WHAT: Senate EPW Committee Markup of the ARENA Act

WHEN: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building