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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Responds to President Trump’s Executive Order on Energy

WASHINGTON D.C. –Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on energy.

 “Today, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that rolls back devastating regulations on American energy production. The “so-called” Clean Power Plan was a nightmare for the West Virginia coal industry and would increase home energy prices for American consumers. This Executive Order is just one of the many ways President Trump is standing up for West Virginia energy production and I am proud to stand with him in this fight.

For eight years, former President Barack Obama waged an all-out war on coal and West Virginia values. As unemployment skyrocketed and coal mines closed, President Obama and his left-wing supporters focused on executing on his promise to bankrupt the coal industry.

Thankfully, President Trump realizes that we can reduce burdensome regulations on energy production and protect our environment. In fact, According to the Environmental Protection Agency, since 1980 there has been a 65% reduction in air pollutants, while energy consumption has increased. President Trump has made it clear we can be pro-jobs, pro-energy and pro-environment.” said Rep. Alex Mooney.

Alex X. Mooney represents West Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.