As our nation moves forward to implement the trillion dollar Bi-partisan Infrastructure legislation to update and modernize America’s roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure, West Virginia coal will once again be called upon to provide the energy that will create the steel and provide the power to propel this massive, nationwide undertaking.

This is tremendous news that holds great promise for all American citizens and the future of our country.  We applaud Senators Manchin and Capito and Congressman McKinley for supporting this transformational legislation.

For West Virginia, this investment is exponentially beneficial.  Not only will we see a significant buildout and repair of our infrastructure and transportation systems, but our miners and coal industry stand to be recognized and, hopefully, appreciated for stepping up to meet the task at hand. 

Charleston, W.Va. – A nineteen-state coalition of State Attorneys General led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has successfully petitioned the United States Supreme Court to decide whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act.

The coalition’s appeal follows a January decision of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit striking down the Trump EPA “Affordable Clean Energy Rule” and petitions the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the legal foundation and limits of EPA’s underlying authority. 

Chris Hamilton, President and CEO of the West Virginia Coal Association, said, “We are very appreciative of General Morrisey’s efforts as he works tirelessly to champion causes which directly impact West Virginia jobs and our economy.”