December 01, 2015

Manchin Applauds House Passage of Resolutions to Overturn President's Clean Power Plan

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the House passage of his resolution to roll back the onerous Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for new coal-fired power plants. The House also voted to pass a separate resolution introduced by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) – and cosponsored by Senator Manchin – to prevent the Administration from moving forward with its proposed anti-coal regulations for existing coal-fired power plants. Two weeks ago, the Senate passed both resolutions, which will now go to the President’s desk.
“The President’s energy agenda has had a crushing impact on West Virginia and other energy states,” Senator Manchin said. “With the passage of these resolutions, Congress is saying ‘enough is enough.’ We are showing the rest of the country and the rest of the world that we will continue to fight against these unobtainable and unreasonable regulations with everything that we have. I have vowed to do everything I can to fight to protect the people and the communities of West Virginia, which have been absolutely devastated by this Administration’s overreaching rules on the coal industry, and I am pleased that these measures have been passed to disapprove and stop these rules.”