McConnell Can’t Pick, Choose Which Laws to Follow

March 15th, 2015

By Christine Todd Whitman
Politico Magazine
March 15, 2015

Sen. Mitch McConnell earlier this month encouraged states to defy federal environmental regulations by simply ignoring them. This was not some quote taken out of context by a pesky reporter; it was an op-ed he wrote in the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Republican Senate majority leader is protesting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. The agency plans to finalize the rule this summer, after which states will have a chance to submit their own plans to meet the EPA’s specific goal for the state. He writes:

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Nuclear Energy Is Critical to Fighting Climate Change

March 12th, 2015

By Carol Browner & Christine Todd Whitman
Real Clear Energy
March 12, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing its draft rule to set new limits on power plant carbon pollution. Even though we served in dramatically different administrations, we strongly agree that carbon emissions must be reduced and the use of low-carbon energy sources increased. We believe using carbon-free energy sources is the first step towards solving the climate change challenge and moving our nation toward a clean-energy future.

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