Manchin Wants Public to Speak Out on EPA Carbon Rules

Jul 11, 2014

  U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is encouraging West Virginia residents to speak out on new pollution limits.

Manchin is directing state residents to the Federal Register to voice their concerns regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired plants. The Federal Register serves as a federal portal where all Americans can voice their comments before any federal government agency's proposed rule can be implemented.

Manchin has been an outspoken critic of the new rules. He argues more effort should focus on developing so-called clean coal power plants.

Carbon emissions are a primary ingredient of greenhouse gases that are being blamed for climate change.