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MCGEEHAN ANNOUNCES PLAN TO ELIMINATE EPA, RESTORE POWER TO STATES
McGeehan says eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not difficult but would first require a vote in the United States House of Representatives to fully defund the agency. He believes a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate would also vote in favor of a bill to defund. The final phase of the plan requires an accompanying veto-proof bill that would allow states the power to govern environmental laws on the local level.
“It’s an easy plan but three things must happen next year; voters have to elect conservatives within the Republican Party during the primary process, the GOP must take back the U.S. Senate and with a veto-proof majority,” he said.
McGeehan said America is now paying attention to the destruction of coal companies around the nation thanks to national protests and conservative media outlets.
“This is the perfect time to bring attention to an agency that is over-reaching and unconstitutional. Unfortunately career politicians like to talk a good game about standing up for coal miners but simply do nothing when it comes time to actually fight,” McGeehan said.
The McGeehan campaign has also begun handing out “Save Coal, End the EPA” yard signs and bumper stickers to residents across the Mountain State in an attempt to raise awareness on the issue.
According to a report in The Daily Caller, 150 coal plants have closed since 2010 with organizations like The Sierra Club seeking to phase all coal powered plants out completely by 2030. Coal currently generates around 40 percent of the nation’s electricity.