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04.01.15

Coalition Applauds Senator McConnell’s Efforts to Combat President’s War on Coal

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several groups wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today to applaud his "work with state governors and legislators to push back against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) usurpation of state electricity policy through its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP)." In the letter, the groups wrote that "federal and state officials are right to question the CPP's legality and the repercussions that would result from submission of a State Implementation Plan"…… Continue Reading


03.31.15

McConnell Statement on Obama Administration International Climate Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the Obama administration's unworkable Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) in preparation for global climate talks in Paris: "Even if the job-killing and likely illegal Clean Power Plan were fully implemented, the United States could not meet the targets laid out in this proposed new plan. Considering that two-thirds of the U.S. federal government hasn't even signed off on the C… Continue Reading


03.26.15

McConnell Amendment to Fight War on Coal Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Senate tonight approved (57-43) a bipartisan amendment by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would prohibit the withholding of federal highway funds from states that refuse to submit a plan to implement a proposed new EPA regulation. The McConnell amendment to the Senate's budget resolution would protect states and ensure no highway funds were withheld because of the new demands from the EPA. Federal highway funding has been withheld in the pas… Continue Reading


03.20.15

Senator McConnell Urges Nation’s Governors to “Carefully Review the Consequences” Before Submitting a Plan to Implement EPA’s New Regulation

McConnell's letter to Governors says EPA's proposal raises "serious legal and policy concerns" WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on the Nation's Governors to reject the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed regulation that requires states to dramatically restructure their electricity systems based on how the agency thinks electricity should be produced and used in each state. The EPA's demands, McConnell noted, are "far beyond its legal authority." In a le… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Senator McConnell Condemns Comments Made by EPA Official

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement today responding to a senior EPA official who acknowledged that the agency declined to hold public listening sessions on proposed anti-coal regulations in places like Kentucky and West Virginia because visiting the heart of coal country would have made them uncomfortable. Janet McCabe, EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for its Office of Air and Radiation, said in response to a question by Senator Shelley Moore … Continue Reading


02.02.15

McConnell Statement on the President’s Budget and Coal

McConnell Statement on the President's Budget and Coal WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding the President's plan for those struggling under his anti-coal Administration: "It is cold comfort for the Obama Administration to suddenly propose easing the pain they've helped inflict on so many Kentucky coal families, but anything aimed at aiding these communities should be seriously considered. Meanwhile, I will continue to offer w… Continue Reading


02.02.15

Senator McConnell Joins Committee Overseeing EPA Budget; Remains Committed to Fighting Agency of Behalf of Kentucky’s Coal Miners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he has joined the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress. The panel oversees the budget for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "This Administration continues its war against Kentucky coal jobs, our miners and their families and I have vowed to do all I can do stop them," Senator McConnell said. "By joining the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee… Continue Reading

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