West Virginia lawmakers say will fight EPA carbon rule

WASHINGTON, June 2 Mon Jun 2, 2014 11:51am EDT

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) - Two lawmakers from the coal-producing state of West Virginia said on Monday they plan legislation to stop rules to set caps on carbon emissions from U.S. power plants.

Representative Nick Rahall, a Democrat, will work with Representative David McKinley, a Republican, with the goal of stopping the Environmental Protection Agency's rule on existing power plants, which was announced on Monday, and an earlier proposal covering yet-to-be-built plants.

"We will introduce bipartisan legislation that will prevent these disastrous new rules from wreaking havoc on our economy in West Virginia," Rahall said.

(Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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