WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s release of its proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program, stating they are “skirting the law.”

The CEIP is designed to assist with implementation of the Clean Power Plan, which has been stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

“EPA’s blatant disregard for the rule of law and the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the harmful Clean Power Plan is its latest assault against energy-producing states like West Virginia,” Capito said. “By choosing to advance the president’s climate agenda despite its pending legal status, EPA is not only skirting the law, it is wasting significant taxpayer dollars while putting American jobs at risk.”

At a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing last week, Capito raised the issue of EPA’s continued and unlawful implementation of the Clean Power Plan.

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