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Capito Votes to Protect West Virginia Jobs and Prevent Increases in Electricity Costs

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02) joined the House in passing H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act today, which she also cosponsored.  

“I was proud to join the House today in supporting legislation that would protect the jobs of thousands of West Virginians and prevent an increase in electricity costs for hardworking families.  The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act will stop the EPA from implementing new job-killing coal ash regulations by empowering states to create a permit program that meets their individual needs, while still providing environmental safeguards.  This legislation ensures that job creators receive the regulatory certainty that they need and that coal ash can continue to be used in a productive way.  

“Many West Virginians have already been laid off as a result of the EPA’s burdensome regulations, and this legislation will play a key role in preventing further job loss.”