Roughly a dozen senators including Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Shelton Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) met with Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal on July 9. Several energy issues were on the agenda, but the group did not discuss Gina McCarthy’s nomination. Following the meeting, Senator Carper said that the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule for power plant GHG emissions will distinguish between coal- and natural gas-fired plants.