Obama-led pollution rule proves tricky for coal country Democrats this election year

  • by: PHILIP ELLIOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 3, 2014 - 5:50 AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plan to curb power plant pollution put Democrats running for office in coal country in a tough spot on Monday: Criticize their president, or side with him and become part of what could be a major drag on their region's economy.

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