EPA coal rules could backfire on Dems in 2014: Senate races at risk in KY, WV, LA, AR, AK, SD, NC

USNews reports:

While much of the press attention in the political world this week is focused on the potential for a government shutdown over Obamacare, there’s another big story with serious 2014 election implications that’s flying under the radar in Washington.

As Reuters reports, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy is set to unveil new rules tomorrow that will dramatically limit emissions by U.S. power plants. While McCarthy claims the administration’s new rules “provide certainty” to the coal industry, the only “certainty” of their renewed war on coal is that thousands of jobs will be lost and Democrats running for the House and Senate in key states across the country will be further put on the defensive.

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