Jenkins’ testimony read to repeal Clean Power Plan

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) submitted testimony for the record at Tuesday’s Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Charleston on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

“I have spoken with the president and the administration about the importance of West Virginia’s coal miners and how the Clean Power Plan, as well as many of the other Obama administration’s regulations, were strangling the economy. At every step, I have fought against burdensome regulations, worked with President Trump, and stood with West Virginia’s coal miners,” Jenkins said in a press release.

He also said that the House Natural Resources Committee will be marking up his bill on Wednesday, the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act.

“I introduced this bill, which would prohibit the use of social cost of greenhouse gases in the federal rulemaking process unless the agencies adhere to OMB guidance. This controversial metric was abused by the former administration to wage their war on coal. The Clean Power Plan was justified largely by using the social cost of carbon,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins was unable to attend in person due to votes in Washington today, but his district director, Michael Chirico, read the testimony on his behalf.

Submitted by the office of U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins.

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