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SHOT/CHASER: Claire McCaskill’s Vote for Job-Killing Regulations on Coal

June 22nd, 2012 by mopns · No Comments

SHOT…

Yesterday, Claire McCaskill voted in favor of severe, job-killing regulations on the coal industry.  (“McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the joint resolution that would nullify the EPA rule regarding the establishment of Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for utilities.” S. J. Res. 37, CQ Vote #139: Motion Rejected 46-53: R 41-5; D 5-46; I 0-2, 6/20/12, McCaskill Voted Nay)

For more about what McCaskill’s vote means for Missouri, read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch story here.

CHASER…

Today, a major coal company headquartered in Missouri announces it will lay off 750 workers in three states (KY, VA, and WV) citing a “challenging regulatory environment.”  (“Arch Coal Responds to Thermal Coal Market Weakness by Idling Several Operations and Reducing Production in Appalachia,” Arch Coal, Inc. Press Release, 6/21/2012)

Related:

Rasmussen Reports: 81% Say Congress Listens More to Party Leaders Than to Voters

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