McConnell Says EPA's Coal Emissions Plan Is A Job Killer

Law360, Washington (July 30, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Wednesday slammed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for effectively killing off coal industry jobs through its extensive regulations on the coal industry, joining a chorus of utilities and industry groups at the agency's two-day public hearing in opposing its proposed clean power plan.

According to McConnell, the EPA has repeatedly chosen favorites in the energy sector that have led to the demise of the coal industry. So far, the coal industry has lost approximately 7,000 jobs since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 after adding 3,500 jobs during President George W. Bush's...

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