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Miller, Capito Sponsor Bill To Protect Power Plants

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Washington, DC – Two West Virginia federal representatives are sponsoring a bill aimed at curtailing Biden Administration efforts to phase out coal- and gas-fired power plants.

In a joint statement, Republican United States Senator Shelley Moore Capito and GOP Congresswoman Carol Miller said their proposed legislation “would defend West Virginia’s coal- and gas-fired plants from EPA’s latest harmful, illegal iteration of the Clean Power Plan.”

They said their “legislation (would) prevent the EPA from implementing its recently announced proposal that would force the closure of coal and gas-fired power plants.

The “Protect Our Power Plants (POPP) Act” outlines the illegalities of the EPA’s latest proposal, which attempts to severely restrict power generation at new and existing facilities, the West Virginia representatives said.

Their bill specifically states, “the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may not finalize, implement, or enforce” the EPA’s proposed rule.

Capito said, “With its Clean Power Plan 2.0, the Biden administration has made it quite clear they intend to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling in West Virginia v. EPA, put the people who help power our nation out of work and increase energy costs for millions of Americans. In the face of this illegal overreach, Congresswoman Miller and I are standing up for workers and families in energy-producing communities across the country, including those in West Virginia. The Protect Our Power Plants Act would maintain America’s status as a leading global energy producer and prevent the EPA’s current proposal from inflicting further damage on our state.”

Miller added, “The Environment Protection Agency has overstepped their role and is waging war on power plants across the United States. The Biden administration and Washington Democrats continue to shut down domestic energy production in the name of their Green New Deal agenda while the United States should be focused on maintaining its energy dominance. West Virginia will not stand for this spineless, and frankly, ridiculous rule. Senator Capito and I are focused on promoting American energy policies that will ensure West Virginia remains an energy dominant state for years to come. The Protect Our Power Plants Act is a needed check on Washington Democrats’ radical environmental policies and promotes American energy production.”

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  • Ron Gregory

    From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia – Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.

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From Mayor of Glenville at age 26 to Assistant Mayor of Charleston, management of various public entities, and countless political races in West Virginia - Ron Gregory is the most noted political correspondent in the state.

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