02.16.2017 White House1

02.16.2017 White House2

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing of a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to overturn President Obama’s final anti-coal regulation known as the Stream Protection Rule. Senator Capito and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced the Senate resolution of disapproval earlier this month.

“President Trump today signaled an end to years of overregulation targeting the coal industry and vital jobs in West Virginia. This action will help protect the one-third of coal jobs placed at risk by the misguided Stream Protection Rule. It also restores states to their proper role as the regulators of mining activities. I was proud to join President Trump and West Virginia coal miners at the White House for the signing of this important measure, and I will continue working with the president to protect our critical energy economy,” said Senator Capito.