Coal country’s Sen. Capito takes up challenge of Biden’s green agenda

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the incoming top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, is “disappointed” with President Biden’s first-week executive actions targeting the fossil fuel industry, but that won’t deter her from cooperating with Democrats on combating climate change.

“I don’t feel like being in a pivotal position, my only role is to say no and throw rocks. Hopefully, I won’t get too discouraged,” Capito said Monday in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

Biden has pleased liberal activists and angered Republicans in his first days, fulfilling promises such as reentering the Paris Agreement, rejecting the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and effectively putting a freeze
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