GOP Senate Leader Says Ending EPA Regs Not A Magic Wand For Coal

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell believes destroying the Obama administration’s “war on coal” won’t be enough to bring success back to coal country.

“We are going to be presenting to the new president a variety of options that could end this assault,” McConnell said Friday at the University of Louisville. “Whether that immediately brings business back is hard to tell because it’s a private sector activity.”

The Senate majority leader was referencing President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to restore vitality back to states hit hardest by the coal industry’s years-long downturn.

Trump has staked his presidential mettle on restarting an industry pummeled by snarling governmental regulations and changing energy markets.

“If I win we’re going to bring those miners back,” Trump said at a West Virginia rally in May. “These ridiculous rules and regulations that make it impossible for you to compete … we’re going to take that all off the table, folks.”

Nick Carter, the interim president of the Kentucky Coal Association, sparked a slightly different position.

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    Simon Ruszczak

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    “Ending EPA Regs Not A Magic Wand For Coal”, ……….. err yes it is, that’s what caused the trouble.
    The trouble for EPA is Tump’s not real a politician. He’ll be keeping his promises.

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    amirlach

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    “Ending EPA Regs Not A Magic Wand For Coal”. Ending Funding for the EPA will be a magic wand for filling the budget gap and job creation.

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    Amber

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    One sure thing will happen as a result of a Trump Presidency any Republican–lites
    will be very visible . No hiding behind a Democrat .
    The EPA has been infiltrated and no longer serves the public interest just special interests ,
    Someone better be watching the cash box over the next 60 days because the unexpected Democrat loss could result in a scorched earth spending spree to the UN and other renewable pals of the Democrats who are feeling ripped off after throwing so much money down the drain .

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