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Rahall, McKinley float bill to block EPA carbon regs

Source: 
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Reps. David McKinley, R-W. Va., and Nick Rahall, D-W. Va., introduced legislation that would block the EPA's proposed rules to limit carbon emissions at existing power plants and the agency's earlier proposal to limit emissions at new plants, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports.

Some Dems in close races embrace carbon rule

Source: 
The New York Times

Though some Democrats running for the Senate have looked to distance themselves from the EPA's proposed limits on carbon at existing power plants, some like Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall have embraced the plan, The New York Times reports.

House Oversight seeks Pebble Mine testimony from former EPA official

Source: 
The Washington Times

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is looking to subpoena former EPA official Phillip North regarding his role in the agency's move to veto the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, but North may have left the U.S. since retiring, The Washington Times reports.

Conservative groups sue NSA for EPA records

Source: 
The Hill

Conservative legal groups have sued the National Security Agency for thousands of records related to EPA staffers and Administrator Gina McCarthy, The Hill reports.

Democrats take to Senate floor to cheer EPA climate rule

Source: 
The Hill

A group of Senate Democrats staged a series of floor speeches to praise the Obama administration's proposal to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants last night, the only Republican dissent coming from Sen. Jim Inhofe, Okla., The Hill reports.

Audio shows Grimes kept quiet on coal at Reid fundraiser

Source: 
Politico

An audio recording obtained by Politico reveals that Kentucky Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes did not discuss coal and opposition to new EPA regulations in a speech at a Washington fundraiser with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., last week.

Grimes voices 'displeasure' with Reid over carbon rule

Source: 
The Hill

Democratic Kentucky Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign said she told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., of her opposition to the EPA's proposed carbon limits at existing power plants during a Washington fundraiser, The Hill reports.

Landrieu takes on carbon rule at coal plant visit

Source: 
The Hill

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., planned to criticize the EPA's proposed limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants during a scheduled visit to a coal-fired power station in her home state, The Hill reports.

Hillary Clinton skirts Keystone debate in memoir

Source: 
National Journal

Despite featuring chapters devoted to energy development and climate change, Hillary Clinton doesn't mention the Keystone XL pipeline in "Hard Choices," her new memoir detailing her tenure as secretary of State, National Journal reports.

House Appropriations reveals $34B energy spending package

Source: 
The Hill

Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee unveiled a $34 billion energy and water spending bill for fiscal 2015 that would boost investment in fossil fuel programs but cut renewable energy funding, The Hill reports.

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