September 12, 2016

Manchin Welcomes Secretary Moniz to West Virginia

Manchin joined Secretary Moniz at the West Virginia University Energy Institute Innovation Forum and the Longview Power Plant

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in West Virginia to discuss the future of coal. Senator Manchin and Secretary Moniz participated in a panel discussion at the Innovation Forum at West Virginia University and toured the Longview Power Plant.

“Coal is an abundant, affordable and reliable energy source. Right now, American ingenuity should be harnessed – not restrained – to advance clean coal technology in order to protect our future at home and around the globe,” Senator Manchin said. “I will continue to push the federal government to re-commit to that principle, to collaborate with us, and to ensure reliability and affordability in our clean energy future. I secured a commitment from Secretary Moniz last year to have him come see firsthand the innovation and strength of the West Virginia energy industry, and I am pleased that Secretary Moniz has accepted my invitation to visit West Virginia and meet with hardworking West Virginians who are actively developing the clean coal technology that our country and the world can use for decades to come.”