Rep. Capito chides EPA for "hell-bent" agenda that ignores job losses

10/25/2011 | Hill, The

The Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory agenda is "hell-bent" on enforcing rules that will mean fewer U.S. jobs, said Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. The lawmaker questioned whether agency officials "look at job creation and job losses and the economic impacts of the regulations that they're creating. ... It’s obvious they do not," Capito said. EPA's agenda is "stopping in the tracks our most abundant resource, which is coal. But it’s also into natural gas," she added.

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