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Policies surrounding climate change are poised to heat up in 2014 as major aspects of President Obama’s climate plan come to fruition.
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce historic final standards aimed at curbing carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants in June, but not before lawmakers and industry groups give their two cents on the issue.
Next year, Republicans are expected to continue the crusade against the administration’s climate regulations, which they have dubbed the “war on coal.”
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who sits on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, blasted the administration and EPA consistently throughout 2013 on the “faulty” science behind the new climate regulations and a “lack of transparency.”