Senate Democrats Flip Script On Mitch McConnell, Tell All 50 Governors To Comply With EPA Rule

Posted by Mike Confino, April 14, 2015

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A handful of Senate Democrats are pushing back against a letter Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sent to all 50 governors urging them to not comply with the administration’s signature climate rule.

Last month, McConnell pressed states to ignore the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulation on pollution from existing power plants, which seeks to decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

McConnell criticized the proposal as “illegal” and told governors to “think twice before submitting a state plan — which could lock you in to federal enforcement and expose you to lawsuits — when the administration is standing on shaky legal ground.”

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