West Virginia Dems Rockefeller, Manchin split on EPA carbon rule

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“The EPA’s new carbon emission plan includes tough requirements for future coal-fired power plants and pushes us hard toward clean coal technologies that have great potential but are not yet deployed at full-scale, and are difficult to finance,” Rockefeller said.

“These rules will only work if we act now to strengthen our investment in clean coal technology and to advance public-private partnerships more seriously than ever. We need everyone with a stake in clean coal to come together for these solutions to become a reality,” he said in a statement.

He expressed confidence, noting “West Virginia and America have overcome far greater technological obstacles than this one, and I refuse to believe we can’t do it again.”


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