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Alison Grimes on Environment

 


OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens

Green donors have a choice to make with Grimes: overlook her support for coal and her disdain for the EPA or leave her on her own in the contest against Mitch McConnell. That dilemma will test how far green-minded groups and donors will veer from their core agenda.

Grimes doesn't offer much for the green community to rally behind. She has criticized Pres. Obama for taking "direct aim at Kentucky's coal industry" and faulted proposed EPA carbon dioxide controls of existing power plants. Those positions aren't likely to be controversial in the nation's No. 3 coal producing state, but they don't mix well with the agenda of environmental groups.

McConnell has increasingly taken aim at the Obama administration's climate agenda, including chiding EPA at a public "listening session" at the agency's Washington headquarters. But before groups such as the Sierra Club dole out campaign funds, they first want to make sure that Grimes is close enough to their camp to overlook the differences.

Source: Politico.com coverage of 2014 Kentucky Senate race , Nov 11, 2013

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