GRIMES - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Under attack, coal maintains its political muscle <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Under attack, coal maintains its political muscle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADAM BEAM and JONATHAN MATTISE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-08T12:47:02.199-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 12:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfort, Ky. • The coal industry is shedding thousands of jobs and facing the government’s most severe crackdown on carbon emissions yet. But king coal still flexes its political muscle in Kentucky and West Virginia, where Republicans and even Democrats try to out-coal one another by cozying up to the industry and slamming President Barack Obama. In other coal-producing areas such as Ohio and Virginia, Democrats have been able to win even with the industry against them. That’s not an option fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580426492014-06-08T12:47:02.199-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-08T12:47:02.199-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 12:47:02 MDT