McConnell Urges States to Help Thwart Obama’s ‘War on Coal’
Finally we have clarity, we have honesty as the masks drop and Mitch McConnell makes it clear that he, and his fellow Republicans, are fighting for the dirtiest industry on the planet. No more climate denial, it’s all pro coal now as the gloves come off in the final battles of the fossil fuels industries. Mitch has stepped up to bat for an industry that kills 30,000 - 50,000 people around the world every year.
The Supreme court has already ruled that the EPA has the power to regulate carbon emissions - I think Mitch is grasping for thin reeds here.
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has begun an aggressive campaign to block President Obama’s climate change agenda in statehouses and courtrooms across the country, arenas far beyond Mr. McConnell’s official reach and authority.
The campaign of Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is aimed at stopping a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations requiring states to reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Once enacted, the rules could shutter hundreds of coal-fired plants in what Mr. Obama has promoted as a transformation of the nation’s energy economy away from fossil fuels and toward sources like wind and solar power. Mr. McConnell, whose home state is one of the nation’s largest coal producers, has vowed to fight the rules.