Monday, April 29, 2013

Capito and McConnell take on EPA

Second District Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito will join U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in his home state today for a major announcement about coal.
The pair will introduce the Coal Jobs Protection Act. The bill is aimed at pushing back the Environmental Protection Agency’s stricter environmental standards that are making it more difficult for the coal industry to operate. Both West Virginia and Kentucky have felt the impact of the EPA’s stricter regulations.
The event will take place Monday afternoon at the Hazard/Perry County Chamber of Commerce in Hazard, KY.
The purpose of the bill, according to McConnell, is to roll back the EPA’s “burdensome regulations that negatively impact…coal miners.”