July 21, 2011

Manchin's Statement on EPA's Guidance on Water Quality

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its guidance on water quality. 

“I am so frustrated to see that the Environmental Protection Agency is ignoring federal law and issuing its final guidance on water quality without giving the public a real chance to talk about how their burdensome approach is impacting our jobs and our economy. Since the EPA hasn’t listened to the people of my state on this issue, I know that West Virginians would tell them that this guidance puts our workers in the coal industry in a tough position, jeopardizing their jobs, our communities and our state’s economy,” Senator Manchin said. “The EPA has been very callous in their approach to preserving the good jobs that we have and are trying to keep. I will do everything in my power as U.S. Senator to stop the EPA from regulating what has not been legislated.”