Senate hearing in West Virginia to focus on carbon limits

By Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press

 

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito will lead a Senate hearing in southern West Virginia about the Clean Power Plan.

 

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito will lead a Senate hearing in southern West Virginia about the Clean Power Plan.

The Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee meeting will be Wednesday afternoon at Chief Logan Conference Center. Capito is the subcommittee chairwoman.

The meeting will address regulations stalled in court that limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants to stem climate change. Many West Virginia officials oppose them because they target coal.

Republicans are inviting Eugene Trisko, United Mine Workers of America counsel; local coal miner Jimmy Dale "Bo" Copley II; and Wayne County Commission President Robert Pasley.

Democrats are inviting Karen Ireland, West Virginia Solar United Neighborhoods Program Director, and James M. Van Nostrand, professor and director of the West Virginia University College of Law's Center for Energy and Sustainable Development.

 

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