April 27, 2021

Manchin Votes Against Janet McCabe For Deputy EPA Administrator

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote against the nomination of Janet McCabe for Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“I could not support Janet McCabe’s nomination. During her time as Acting Assistant Administrator of the EPA, she was one of the chief architects of the Clean Power Plan that would have required coal plants to use unproven technology. I firmly believe that we need to invest in deploying and exporting innovative technologies to use our natural resources in the cleanest way possible, but regulations that are not feasible are not reasonable. The Clean Power Plan would have been devastating for places like West Virginia, and I am concerned by her continued defense of this harmful rule. While I could not support Ms. McCabe’s nomination, my door is always open and I will continue working with the Biden Administration to prioritize reinvestment into and revitalization of our coal communities impacted by the downturn in energy production. I hope that Ms. McCabe will recognize the importance of supporting those who have made our nation what it is today.”