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McConnell Office Statement on EPA Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Robert Steurer, Communications Director for Senator Mitch McConnell, released the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to regulate "the waters of the United States" (WOTUS): "Senator McConnell is still reviewing the rule. However, he has heard from Kentuckians in the agriculture community, coal industry, and manufacturing that any attempt to expand federal power over waters would be detrimental to the economy by limiting the abil… Continue Reading


Senator McConnell Questions EPA Administrator on War On Coal

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy today during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing regarding the EPA's anti-coal regulation that would devastate Kentucky coal jobs and harm our economy. Earlier this year, Senator McConnell joined the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for the 114th Congress - the panel which oversees the budget for the EPA.… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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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