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Illustration on EPA attack on U.S. coal power by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on EPA attack on U.S. coal power by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy prepares to sign a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. (Associated Press)

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, criticized the EPA's new rules targeted at cutting carbon emissions, saying that the regulations could cause coal power plants in his state to shut down, which would result in job losses and would hurt consumers who are dependent on "affordable, abundant domestic energy." (Associated pRess Photographs)

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WRITE AWAY: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy prepares to sign a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. (Associated Press)

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy prepares to sign a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. (Associated Press)

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, criticized the EPA's new rules targeted at cutting carbon emissions, saying that the regulations could cause coal power plants in his state to shut down, which would result in job losses and would hurt consumers who are dependent on "affordable, abundant domestic energy." (Associated pRess Photographs)

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy handed out research grants with a third of them going to universities in Colorado, where Mr. Udall is in a tough battle to win re-election to the Senate and has been a major proponent of the environment.

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EPA Monster Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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EPA Monster Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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New EPA rules on coal-fired power plants will in effect "ban one of America's most abundant energy sources, coal" and "drive up electricity costs," writes Ben Carson. (AP Photo/Vicki Smith)

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This May, 1972 photo released by the National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, shows a Mexican farm worker in a lettuce field, in Blythe, Ca. The photo is part of "The Way We Worked" , part of the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program ? and opens Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Angola, Louisiana, and 270 miles away in Tunica, Mississippi. Identical exhibits also are being shown in Rhode Island, Michigan and California. (AP Photo/Charles O’Rear, National Archives, Records of the Environmental Protection Agency)

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"How much pornography would it take for an EPA employee to lose their job?" an incredulous Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked an EPA deputy last week during a hearing into agency misconduct. (associated press)

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"How much pornography would it take for an EPA employee to lose their job?" an incredulous Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked an EPA deputy last week during a hearing into agency misconduct. (associated press)

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Bob Perciasepe, right, EPA's deputy administrator, listens to testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform full committee hearing, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Washington. Also seated are from left, Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of Inspector General, EPA, Allan Williams, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of Inspector General, EPA, Elisabeth Heller Drake, Special Agent, Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General, EPA. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)