Democrat Terry McAuliffe has yet to take a position on new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations experts say will damage the coal industry.
Gina McCarthy, an administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the nation’s top environmental enforcer will require new coal power plants to cut their carbon emission by roughly half of what current plants emit during a news conference at the National Press Club.
A prominent backer of a new group that claims to be a pro-coal voice in the Democratic Party has employed numerous staffers who have also worked for or been associated with environmentalist groups that vehemently oppose the use of coal.
A handful of Democrats with ties to coal industry lobbyists have created a new group with the purpose of emphasizing the importance of the fuel sources among the party, which is increasingly hostile to coal power.
President Barack Obama unveiled a radical proposal to restrict fossil fuel production on Tuesday in a move experts say will have little to no impact on global climate and significant adverse economic consequences for the nation.
A recent report’s findings that federal tax subsidies for renewable energy have negligible effects on greenhouse gas emissions and in some cases even increase them has renewed concerns about government energy policies ahead of President Barack Obama’s speech Tuesday unveiling his new climate plan.
As President Barack Obama prepares to roll out a new plan to combat climate change by imposing new regulatory burdens on coal power plants, one White House climate adviser says the effort is explicitly aimed at attacking the coal industry.