Democrats Find Rough Sledding in Coal States; Obama's Policies on Energy, Clean Air Are Straining Relations with Voters in States with Struggling Coal-Based Economies
Cassata, Donna, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO - Friends of coal are certain they know the enemy.
They fault President Barack Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency for new clean air rules they deride as a devastating blow to a multibillion-dollar industry that has been the lifeblood of Appalachia for generations. The agency standards imposed earlier this year tightened limits on current coal powered- plant emissions while guidelines on greenhouse gases could affect new plants as early as 2013.
Along the rolling hills of this tiny Ohio town, campaign signs for judges, state legislators and county officials crowd lawns. As the road curves toward the interstate, one banner …
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Publication information: Article title: Democrats Find Rough Sledding in Coal States; Obama's Policies on Energy, Clean Air Are Straining Relations with Voters in States with Struggling Coal-Based Economies. Contributors: Cassata, Donna - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: October 14, 2012. Page number: A3. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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