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OP-ED: Obama takes his reckless energy plan to the United Nations

by Mitch McConnell

It would obviously be irresponsible for an outgoing president to purport to sign the American people up to international commitments based on a domestic energy plan that is likely illegal, that half the states have sued to halt, that Congress has voted to reject and that his successor could do away with in a few months' time. But that's just what President Obama is proposing to do at a U.N. climate conference in Paris starting Monday. The president's international negotiating partners at that c… Continue Reading


OP-ED: Fighting Back Against Administration’s Costly Power Plan

by Mitch McConnell

Here we go again. The Obama Administration has fired its latest salvo in the War on Coal by publishing the final version of its so-called "Clean Power Plan"-regulations that would effectively shut down most coal-fired power plants and prevent new ones from being built. These regulations would shrink our state's economy by almost $2 billion. And they would hurt Kentucky workers and their families by raising electricity rates by double digits while cutting coal jobs across the state. What the adm… Continue Reading


OP-ED: EPA climate rule a disaster worth fighting against

by Mitch McConnell

The Herald-Leader's recent attempt to equate those who work in the Kentucky coal fields - along with those of us who support and defend their way of life - with the Southern plantation owners who once enriched themselves off the backs of slaves is a depressing new low. It's no secret that liberal progressives have a hard time moderating their passions or prioritizing outrage. But drawing a moral equivalence between America's original sin of slavery and the fight for Kentucky coal reveals a prof… Continue Reading


OP-ED: States should reject Obama mandate for clean-power regulations

by Mitch McConnell

The Obama administration's so-called "clean power" regulation seeks to shut down more of America's power generation under the guise of protecting the climate. In reality, this proposed regulation would have a negligible effect on global climate but a profoundly negative impact on countless American families already struggling. The regulation is unfair. It's probably illegal. And state officials can do something about it; in fact, many are already fighting back. I'm calling for others to join.… Continue Reading

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