Senator plans congressional field hearing on future of U.S. coal

Congressional field hearing on future of U.S. coal industry Senator Joe Manchin West Virginia President Barack Obama

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is hosting a congressional field hearing next week to discuss the future of the U.S. coal industry, according to a report from the Associated Press.

According to the report, Manchin will gather testimony on the status of coal-fired power generation as well as challenges and opportunities for domestic producers.

Manchin has been an opponent of proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that could hurt the coal industry and was among a group of Democratic senators that urged President Barack Obama to revise the new source performance standard regulations to make them friendlier to coal.

The field hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 4 at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.

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