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LCV Statement on Sen. Capito’s Legislation to Block Common Sense Limits on Carbon Pollution

May 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Sen. Shelley Capito unveiled legislation to block the EPA from ever putting in place common sense limits on the amount of carbon pollution power plants can spew into our air. In response, LCV Legislative Director Sara Chieffo issued the following statement:

“Senator Capito’s radical legislation reads like a polluter’s wish list, with attacks aimed directly at the heart of the Clean Air Act. Not only does this bill allow power plants to continue spewing unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into our air, it will prevent us from ever putting in place common sense limits. This is in lock step with Senator McConnell’s ‘just say no’ strategy to tackling climate change.”