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EPA rule sparks debate: Is it a job killer or bold step for future?
EPA rule sparks debate: Is it a job killer or bold step for future?

The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months. Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups: “Today’s announcement is a dagger in the heart of the American middle class, and to representative Democracy itself.” – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), candidate for reelection “The world is not flat and climate change is real. There can be no excuses when it comes to combating climate change. It's our responsibility to protect the air we breathe and the safety of our communities.” – Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles), chair, House Democratic Caucus “The president’s...

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