Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will force a vote to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power plants, striking back against anti-coal activists.

McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said he and 40 fellow Republicans will attempt to block the EPA’s proposed rule using the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The CRA allows Congress to vote to block executive-branch regulations within 60 days of them being published in the Federal Register.

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