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AG's office files action to force EPA to protect coal, steel jobs

CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has filed a petition to protect West Virginia coal jobs by demanding the federal government clarify onerous regulations that stymie the production of steel.

Morrisey, other AGs push to help EPA on Clean Power Plan replacement

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led a 21-state effort to help shape the potential creation of any new regulation that would effectively replace the so-called Clean Power Plan.

The war on coal ain't over 'til it's over

It was a happy day in mining country last fall when Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the Trump Administration would scrap the EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP) and the onerous emission standards purposefully designed to shutdown the coal industry.

Morrisey leads coalition pushing to kill Clean Power Plan

The bipartisan coalition filed a public comment letter as part of the EPA's proposed repeal of the plan. It encourages the agency to eliminate the Obama-era rule and return authority to manage energy resources to the states.

Voices heard on the end of the war on coal

The war on coal​ is officially over. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last week that the Trump Administration is abandoning the Clean Power Plan that was created to cripple the coal industry in America.

WVU professor doubts Clean Power Plan repeal will help coal industry

MORGANTOWN – A West Virginia University professor says the EPA’s elimination of the Clean Power Plan will have little effect on bringing back coal jobs.

W.Va. leaders hail withdrawal of EPA Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration is abandoning the Clean Power Plan which was supposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Morrisey leads 25-state coalition supporting abolition of waters rule

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel, is leading a 25-state coalition in support of permanently rescinding language used in the 2015 Waters of the United States rule.

West Virginians get the last laugh

President Obama and his bureaucrats laughed at the citizens of West Virginia and our representatives for eight years as they waged their wicked war on coal (on behalf of other energy interests, foreign and domestic), but who's laughing now? We are, and so is U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins.

Morrisey hails repeal of EPA's WOTUS rule

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and 20 other state attorneys general are praising the repeal of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States Rule. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a notice June 27 to withdraw the Obama-era rule.

Thanks to POTUS, maybe WOTUS won't go to SCOTUS

A good headline may give readers a concise summary of the content to come or it may pique curiosity just enough to entice a further read, but a really good headline does both. How about that one above? It's a real humdinger, isn’t it? Probably you have no idea what the headline says.

W.Va., Wisconsin AGs lead push asking EPA to respect states in WOTUS review

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel, are leading a 20-state coalition in requesting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preserve the role of the states in protecting the nation’s water sources.

The Clean Power Plan is a 'government knows best' power play

Last year, West Virginia State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and peers from other states successfully challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan (CPP) in court and delayed its implementation.

W.Va., other AGs want to intervene in federal oil, natural gas rule case

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading a coalition that has filed a motion to intervene in a case that seeks to prevent the federal government from halting its unlawful oil and natural gas rule.

Trump to globalists: Non means non!

It might be too early yet to join Larry and Balki of TV's Perfect Strangers in their exuberant Dance of Joy, but the time of jubilation and celebration is fast approaching. There's been a ceasefire in the war on coal.

AG's office leads push to roll back EPA regulations

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is leading an eight-state coalition in establishing a list of federal regulations that should be repealed, replaced or modified.

AG coalition backs Trump's 1-in, 2-out rule

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was among those present in the Oval Office showing their support and appreciation when President Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the grossly overbroad “navigable waters” rule, prepare to rescind it, and suspend litigation regarding it.

Morrisey, Jenkins hail federal court delay of Clean Power Plan decision

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins are praising a decision by a federal appeals court to postpone any decision regarding former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while the new administration reviews and reconsiders that regulation.

Tremendous victories require continued vigilance

CHARLESTON – Over the past few months, West Virginia has experienced a tremendous amount of success in beating back years of federal overreach that have devastated many in our state.

Coal will come 'roaring back' if given a chance

Dear Editor: In response to Hoppy Kercheval's recent opinion piece on your website, I think coal WILL come "roaring back."