Coal Mining Legislation

Local/Regional News
2:50 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

McConnell Unveils Measure To Help Coal Industry

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.

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.

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