It did not take long for senators from both parties to voice their displeasure with EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan rule, which we blogged about here. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) are among those that have spoken out against the rule. Sen. Manchin said that he plans to examine every option Congress has in order to get legislation to the Senate floor because the proposed rule needs to be stopped. Sen. Landrieu voiced her displeasure as well but has yet to offer a proposal to prevent the rule from moving forward. The issue in the Senate is Majority Leader Harry Reid will make it very difficult for any legislation relating to the proposed rule to move forward. Sen. Barrasso hinted at the only possible way to put a stop to the rule with legislation is the upcoming election and the possibility of the Republicans taking over the majority in the Senate. Earlier this year, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) in an effort to block another EPA proposed rule. The CRA however can’t be used until a rule becomes final. McConnell will offer legislation in an effort to stop the rule, which he believes is an “assault on Kentucky and the broader U.S. economy.”