West Virginia state Senator Richard Ojeda on Tuesday said President Trump's EPA overhaul of Obama-era regulations would help West Virginia's coal mining families.
The Trump administration announced the proposal, entitled the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, which establishes emission guidelines for states to use when developing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions at their power plants. The ACE Rule replaced the prior administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP).
"President Trump made a promise to West Virginia to help put our coal miners back to work and in many places our coal miners are working again," said Ojeda. "This will help West Virginia. This will help coal mining families."
As examples of how the new proposal will help West Virginia, Ojeda cited the proposal's intention to promote economic growth and job creation. He also cited Trump's commitment to provide affordable energy to all Americans.
"The fact is that President Trump's EPA's proposal will help put more West Virginians to work in the third congressional district," Ojeda said.