McConnell vows to fight Obama’s ‘war on coal’

TheHill.com

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said President Obama’s proposed power plant emissions regulation is an attempt to make “privileged elitists” feel like something is being done to fight climate change.

“The point of this whole exercise is sadly obvious: it’s not really about science or global warming at all. It’s about making privileged elitists — elitists who may not feel the pinch of a higher utility bill or the pain of a lost job — feel like they ‘did something,’ ” McConnell said on the Senate floor Tuesday.

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