Obama plans new ‘war on coal’ regulations: Directing EPA to establish carbon-pollution standards for power plants…

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(Fox News) — President Obama pressed ahead Tuesday with his climate change agenda, calling for new regulations on coal-fired power plants and setting a new condition for the approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline.

“We need to act,” Obama said, in an address at Georgetown University.

Even before he spoke, the president’s proposal drew condemnation from the coal industry and lawmakers whose states rely on that industry for jobs.

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, said the proposal “could deliver an unrecoverable blow to coal-rich states” like hers.

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