From a News Release by WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released the following statement regarding Tuesday’s 52-46 vote by the U.S. Senate to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.”

“I applaud the U.S. Senate, including Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, for trying to block this unprecedented and illegal overreach by EPA – a regulation, if left intact, would help destroy West Virginia coal mining communities and lead to skyrocketing electricity bills affecting every walk of life.
“The Senate vote joins a chorus of 27 states, miners, boilermakers, operators, businesses and consumers already fighting this illegal rule in federal court. I urge the U.S. House to follow the Senate’s path and put an end to this destructive regulation.”