U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently sent a letter to Governor Maggie Hassan asking her to oppose a federal plan to cut carbon emissions.
The "Clean Power Plan," proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), requires states to reduce carbon emissions by 30% in 30 years.
"I believe you will find, as I have, that the EPA’s proposal goes far beyond its legal authority and that the courts are likely to strike it down," wrote McConnell.
Several states have already filed lawsuits over the plan.
Gov. Hassan responded to Sen. McConnell with a letter supporting the plan.
"I respectfully disagree with your letter and would ask that states in the Midwest (and Kentucky), follow the science and take a more active effort in reducing harmful emissions," wrote Hassan.
In her letter Hassan touted the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), New England's cap-and-trade program. Hassan said the program has reduced carbon emissions by 40%.
However, RGGI opponents argue the program is a hidden tax on electricity consumers.
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