or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Capito Statement on U.S. Appeals Court Striking Down Excessive EPA Regulation

Press Release

By:
Date:
Location: Unknown

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., released the following statement regarding the ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the EPA's cross-state air pollution rule exceeded the agency's statutory authority:

"This is not the first time the EPA and the Administration has been reprimanded by a panel of Judges for overstepping its regulatory authority, yet it continues to charge ahead with a war on American energy. The EPA cannot continue to disregard its legal authority in a way that's destroying thousands of jobs and increasing electricity bills across the board. There has to be a middle ground that allows us to use West Virginia energy and allows miners to put food on their tables, while also protecting the environment."

Just a few months ago the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the EPA's veto of the Spruce Mine's Clean Water Act permit, calling EPA's action "unprecedented' and "arbitrary, capricious, and not in accordance with law...' In July, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in National Mining Association v. Lisa Jackson ruled that the EPA acted unlawfully in issuing guidance that restricted the issuance of permits necessary for coal mining in Appalachia.


Source:
Back to top