by Ashe Schow
Washington Examiner

If you thought 2013 was a tough year for the coal industry, get ready for 2014, when the “war on coal” is set to really heat up.

Recent articles suggest that the damaging Environmental Protection Agency rules for coal plants from last year were just a first step, and that the agency is preparing to ramp up its goal to reduce carbon emissions at the expense of the coal industry in 2014.

For starters, it’s clear based on documents released by the EPA that the Obama administrationwanted to show that regulations for new coal plants was “just the start,” and that it intended to expand those regulations to cover existing coal plants and natural gas plants as well.

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