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Capito Statement on President Obama's Nomination of Gina McCarthy to Lead the Environmental Protection Agency


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Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., released the following statement regarding President Obama's Nomination of Gina McCarthy to Lead the Environmental Protection Agency:

"I am disappointed, but not surprised, that President Obama has decided to double down on his job killing policies by nominating Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator. Ms. McCarthy was the force behind many of the anti-coal regulations issued by this administration, including the CSAPR rule that was struck down as unlawful by a federal appeals court.

"This nomination represents a missed opportunity for the President to chart a new course that balances environmental regulations with the need for jobs in our local communities.

"Coal jobs are not the only ones put at risk by the President's environmental policy. On Friday another study found that the Keystone pipeline would have no significant environmental impact. Nonetheless, the President continues to delay approval of a project that will create thousands of American jobs and improve our energy security at a time when gas prices climb higher and higher.

"It is a shame the President continues to put his extreme partisan agenda ahead of jobs and energy security in West Virginia and across the country. I will continue to fight for a common sense energy policy that takes advantage of American resources to power our future economy."

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