Mitch McConnell wants to stop coal rules

Mitch McConnell takes over the Senate leadership and its new Republican majority in January. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Incoming Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Obama’s coal plant regulations.

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