Energy secretary to tour West Virginia coal power plant

By The Associated Press

 

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is scheduled to visit a West Virginia coal-fired power plant alongside congressional leaders.

 

MAIDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is scheduled to visit a West Virginia coal-fired power plant alongside congressional leaders.

Longview Power says Moniz is expected to tour the plant near Morgantown on Monday. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Rep. David McKinley are slated to join.

Manchin has said Moniz will see firsthand West Virginia's ongoing work to develop clean coal technology. Manchin's office says more details and events will be announced shortly.

President Barack Obama's administration has faced scrutiny in Appalachia for policies that affect coal. In particular, the coalfields have opposed the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. The regulations aim to combat climate change.

 

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