CHARLESTON – Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, today praised EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement of the proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan. Pruitt said after review, the Agency determined the Obama-era regulation exceeds its statutory authority.
“This is an exciting time for our state and its coal industry, and we certainly should feel optimistic about the future,” Senate President Carmichael said. “I am thankful to President Trump and his commitment to both West Virginia and American energy independence, and for keeping his promise to lessen the burdensome regulations that were strangling our state’s coal production and harming the hard-working families who depend this industry for a living. The West Virginia State Senate has worked tirelessly to support our coal miners, and I believe this is just another step toward the resurgence of this great industry.”