3rd District Congressman Nick Rahall and 1st District Congressman David McKinley of West Virginia have introduced a bill to stop a new rule, proposed by the EPA, that would set caps on carbon emissions from existing coal fired power plants.
Rahall and McKinley’s bill (H.R. 4813), which already has 73 cosponsors, would terminate the new rule for existing power plants, along with the proposed rule for future power plants. In addition, to prevent some sleight of hand maneuver by the EPA, the bill will aim to block the issuance of similar rules for at least the next 5 years without Congressional approval.
“Last week, the EPA unleashed its latest assault on the jobs and livelihoods of our coal miners,” said Rahall. “The EPA needs to get their head out of the clouds and come back down to Earth where the rest of us must live and work. We don’t need more regulation to solve our energy challenges—we need more innovation.”
“TCU has thrown our support behind the Rahall and McKinley Bill. Coal is a very important commodity to the railroad industry and supports one in five jobs on the railroad,” said TCU President Bob Scardelletti.
Click here to view the letter to the House from President Scardelletti.
Click here to view the TCU statement released on this last week.