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.”