"McConnell: EPA Proposal ‘Dagger in the Heart’ of Middle Class"

"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) lambasted the Obama administration’s proposed regulation to limit carbon emissions from power plants, saying the middle class will bear the brunt of the rules.

'Today’s announcement is a dagger in the heart of the American middle class, and to representative democracy itself,' he said, referring to Obama’s decision to use his executive authority without Congress.

'Already reeling from the painful effects of Obamacare, the American people are now being told they have to shoulder the burdens of the president’s latest ‘solution’ in the form of higher costs, fewer jobs and a less reliable energy grid,' McConnell said."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill June 2, 2014.


"UMWA Joins Coal Industry to Oppose EPA Regs" (WV Public Broadcasting)

"Critics Rip Obama Plan on Pollution" (AP)

"Democrats Brace for Climate Rule Fallout" (Politico)

"Democrats in Coal Country Run From E.P.A." (New York Times)

"EPA Carbon Proposals Draw Bipartisan Opposition in Midwest" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

"GOP Lawmakers Rush To Cite Study To Discredit New Epa Rule, But Study Assumed EPA Rule Would Be Tougher" (Fact Checker/Washington Post)

"Arizona Republicans Decry EPA 'Power Grab' Over Clean Water Rules" (Arizona Republic)

"GOP Targets Vulnerable Dems on EPA Rule" (The Hill)

"House GOP Launches Probe Into EPA Rule" (The Hill)

"Pollution Rule Tricky for Coal Country Democrats" (AP)

"GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy" (NPR)

Source: The Hill, 06/03/2014