January 20, 2017

Manchin Applauds President Trump's Immediate Commitment to Support Clean Coal Technology

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement applauding President Trump’s new policy agenda, outlining the importance of clean coal technology, taking advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil and natural gas reserves, and eliminating devastating policies like the Waters of the U.S. Rule.

"I am happy to see the President immediately commit to advance coal technology and fuels that will help our nation ensure reliable baseload generation.  The last administration’s energy policy crippled my state and this change will be welcomed in West Virginia. I have spoken with the President regarding the importance of fossil energy to our economy and look forward to working with the Administration to repeal unnecessary federal regulations and grow our energy economy into the future."