The hearing in Denver was one of several the EPA held across the country Tuesday and Wednesday to gauge public opinion on the Clean Power Plan, the new proposed regulations to cut carbon pollution emitted from existing power plants by 30 percent by 2030 proposed in early June.
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There are two major-party candidates in the running for West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House, and both of them think the issue of climate change is best left for other countries to deal with.
The next day, something fell during asbestos abatement work at the Capitol, prompting the closure of the House side of the building and testing by hazardous material response teams and Environmental Protection Agency investigators.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank recently decided to stop funding coal-fired power plants. With the bank up for reauthorization, this has become a political issue putting the future of the bank in jeopardy.