Have a Voice – Input Needed on Clean Power Plan Repeal

Via The Bluefield Daily Telegraph:

Washington’s war on coal may be over, but it is still imperative for residents of the Mountain State to support the ongoing efforts of the Trump administration to repeal the harmful Obama-era Clean Power Plan.

One way area residents can do this is by attending a public hearing planned for later this month in Charleston on the proposed repeal of the emission plan. The two-day session will be held on Nov. 28 and 29 at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston.

If the Clean Power Plan were to be implemented, more jobs would be lost in the coal industry and more harm would be done to coal-producing states across Appalachia. Thankfully, new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is seeking to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a move celebrated as a major victory in West Virginia’s fight against the controversial Obama-era regulation.

“After years of being ignored by the Obama administration, West Virginians are finally going to be heard,” U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said last week. “Later this month, the EPA will visit West Virginia, where so many have been directly impacted by the harmful and burdensome Clean Power Plan. Our coal miners, their families and entire communities will soon have a chance to share how they have been affected by these far-reaching regulations.”

Here in the coalfields of southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia, we have seen firsthand the great harm caused by the anti-coal rules of the Obama era. It is imperative that we share our story with federal regulators.

Area residents and business leaders who understand the great harm the Clean Power Plan would cause to our area if allowed to be implemented are urged to attend the two-day forum.

See the article here.