W.Va. Democratic Senate Candidate Accepts Anti-Coal Money

Publicly opposes EPA proposed regulation on coal fired power plants
Natalie Tennant

West Virginian Natalie Tennant is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to publicly oppose a proposed regulation on coal-fired power plants while raising money from liberal groups that support the measure, according to reports and campaign finance records.

Unions Slam Obama EPA Rule

Mine workers union says regulations will cost 152,000 jobs
Wyoming coal mining / AP

Labor unions criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s new regulations on carbon emissions from power plants on Monday, highlighting growing tensions between the environmentalist and working class arms of the Democratic Party.

Obama EPA Rule Faces Bipartisan Opposition

Critics slam administration for burdensome carbon dioxide regulation
EPA administrator Gina McCarthy / AP

The Obama administration released an aggressive plan Monday to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in the United States by 30 percent by the year 2030, a move panned by critics of executive overreach, vulnerable Senate Democrats, and the energy industry.