State, Regional Leaders to Discuss Impact of EPA Emission Standards on Coal Economy May 6th in Logan

Lucinda Bradford

April 30, 2014

CHARLESTON– U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air emission regulations have helped facilitate the closure or planned closure of more than 160 coal generating units across the country, equating to over 22,000 megawatts of electricity. New Source Performance Standards being proposed by EPA will make it nearly impossible to build new coal-based power plants in the future. These regulations will further erode West Virginia’s coal economy.

The West Virginia Coal Forum in partnership with the Logan County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a meeting to discuss these green house gas emission standards and the impact to our state and the nation from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6th at Chief Logan Conference Center in Logan, West Virginia.

A variety of state and regional experts and policy leaders will speak at the event. An agenda, to include speakers, will be released in the near future. A buffet lunch will be served.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation please email Joel Watts at There is no cost to attend the event.

Stakeholders in West Virginia’s mining economy – business leaders, association representatives, local legislators and policy leaders – are encouraged to attend.