Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rep. Morgan Griffith says AEP plant closure will cost jobs

Congressman Morgan Griffith - "This is what I've been talking about."

WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today regarding American Electric Power’s (AEP) decision to close the coal-fired Glen Lyn Plant in Giles County and retire generating units at the Clinch River Plant in Cleveland by December 2014:

“This is what I have been talking about. More burdensome EPA regulations, more jobs lost. The cost of complying with these regulations is closing one plant in the 9th District and reducing generation at another. Why can’t the EPA recognize that their actions kill jobs and destroy the economy not only in Southwest Virginia, but nationwide? These regulations should not be implemented unless they are absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, many of the EPA’s recent actions are geared for small gains in the environment at the large cost of hundreds of jobs.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

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