Wall Street Journal: McConnell Launches Pre-Emptive Strike on EPA

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by Alicia Mundy
Wall Street Journal, Washington Wire

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky mounted a pre-emptive assault Thursday on the Environmental Protection Agency, attempting to block planned federal greenhouse gas emissions limits on new coal-fired power plants.

Mr. McConnell –and 40 other Republican senators including fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul—filed a resolution of “disapproval” against the agency’s proposed rules, which were formally offered last week in the Federal Register…

“Kentucky is facing a real crisis here,” McConnell said from the Senate floor. “The Obama administration appears to be sending signals that its latest regulation is just the beginning in a new, expanded front in its war on coal.”

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2016-12-11T17:08:16+00:00January 16th, 2014|EPA, Media Coverage, Transparency, U.S. Congress|