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Supreme Court ruling sparks backlash in US ‘war on coal’

Political Notebook

May 4, 2014
By Ryan Brown , The Altoona Mirror

With its decision Tuesday to back Environmental Protection Agency rules on coal pollution, the Supreme Court dealt a heavy blow to efforts by Appalachian legislators, including Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, to halt regulations some have blamed for choking out power plants in Pennsylvania.

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