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.
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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.
In a landmark decision on Friday that could have far-reaching implications for federal coal leasing, a U.S. District Court judge ruled against the expansion of Arch Coal’s West Elk mine in Colorado for failure of federal regulators to consider the social cost of carbon in their environmental review.
Nine Republican Governors have signed a letter to President Obama opposing the EPA's new carbon rules, but a survey of polls from their states suggests many of them may be seriously out of sync with voters.