With the Republican’s sweep of November’s midterm elections, they now hold majorities in both the House and the Senate. With this newfound power, blocking or delaying the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial proposal to cut carbon emissions is high on their agenda. Wyoming lawmakers, in particular, will have influence over energy policy in Washington: Senator John Barrasso is chair of the Senate Republican Policy, Rep. Cynthia Lummis is chair of a brand new Interior Subcommittee charged with overseeing the EPA, and Sen. Enzi was named Chair of the Senate Budget Committee. Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports on what’s a stake for American coal:
Check out Leigh’s radio story for more on Wyoming’s contentious relationship with the Environmental Protection Agency.