'Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), whose state is a major coal producer, has strongly criticized EPA climate regulations. He said in an interview Thursday that regulating power plants is shortsighted, especially in the absence of such requirements in emerging nations including China, which is the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter. 'Why do you want to penalize and beat the living the daylights out of America and American taxpayers, and American ratepayers? It is just wrong, it is shortsighted and wrong, and I will fight it until the end,' Mancin said. He said EPA wants to impose standards “that can’t be met” with today’s technology.'