Coal Mining Legislation en McConnell Unveils Measure To Help Coal Industry <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has unveiled legislation aimed at forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to expedite the process for coal companies seeking permits to open new mines.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">McConnell told about 100 people gathered inside a mining equipment sales shop in Pikeville that he intends to file the legislation next week in response to thousands of jobs that have been lost in the Kentucky coalfields.</span></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:50:21 +0000 Associated Press 30759 at McConnell Unveils Measure To Help Coal Industry