Coal supplies the majority of electricity in a half-dozen U.S. states with tight Senate races this fall, including Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, and West Virginia. Republicans are trying to turn the EPA regulation in their favour, and coal-state Democrats are expected to declare their opposition to the measure. Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky promised to “fiercely oppose the president’s attack on Kentucky’s coal industry, because protecting our jobs will be my No. 1 priority.”
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