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.

Journalists to EPA: No More Anonymous Conference Calls

Society of Environmental Journalists calls for end to background conference calls
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy / AP

A journalist organization is protesting the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of “background” or anonymous conference calls between administration officials and reporters, arguing the agency’s insistence on not being quoted runs contrary to the mission of journalism.

Gina McCarthy’s Reddit Fail

‘olliberallawyer’ unimpressed by EPA administrator’s effort
Gina McCarthy

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy hosted an “Ask me Anything” session on Reddit Wednesday, and users of the popular website were not impressed with her answers.

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.