Opinion

W.Va. officials right on multiple approach to Clean Power Plan

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three of West Virginia’s top elected officials are each taking a smart approach in response to the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which will severely restrict the use of coal in power production.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced he is leading a coalition of 24 states in a lawsuit, asking a federal court to strike down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which he believes unlawfully expands the federal government’s regulatory power.

In the U.S. Senate, Shelley Moore Capito has introduced a resolution disapproving the EPA’s rule.

And Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday that the state intends to submit a plan for West Virginia to comply with the Clean Power Plan.

Each action is appropriate…

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