Rep. Jenkins Touts Supreme Court Ruling as Victory for WV

Updated 6 years ago From Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which West Virginia was one of the petitioners:


“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for West Virginia and a strong rebuke of the EPA. I have repeatedly raised objections to the EPA’s regulations, which cost West Virginia jobs, increase compliance costs and drag our economy down. The EPA’s refusal to consider costs when issuing regulations is reckless, dangerous and simply infuriating,” Rep. Jenkins said.


“We in West Virginia know the costs of the EPA’s overregulations. Thousands of coal miners are out of work, and coal miners working today wonder if they’ll have a job tomorrow. Our families worry how they’ll afford to put dinner on the table. Our seniors don’t know how they’ll pay higher electricity bills as coal-fired power plants close.


“As we have all witnessed over the past few years, the EPA has acted without regard for its legal bounds. It has misstated the facts about its rules in order to advance its agenda, regardless of the costs. This decision is a much-needed wake up call for an out-of-touch administration.”