McConnell: Obama’s war on coal needs to be stopped

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump hires Rand Paul's former digital director: report Overnight Finance: Trump threatens NAFTA withdrawal | Senate poised for crucial Puerto Rico vote | Ryan calls for UK trade deal | Senate Dems block Zika funding deal Overnight Healthcare: Blame game over Zika funding MORE (R-Ky.) vowed to “keep fighting back” against President Obama’s energy regulations.

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“The president’s extreme energy regulations are little more than a political-turnout strategy masquerading as serious environmental policy,” McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “They need to be stopped.

“We’re going to keep fighting back.”

McConnell has been critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulation that would reduce carbon emissions of coal-fired power plants by 30 percent over 15 years. He has accused Obama of waging a “war on coal.”

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