War On Coal

Local/Regional News
8:43 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Official: New EPA Rules Won't Affect Ky. Power Plants

Coal-fired power plant located in Drakesboro, Ky.
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A state official told lawmakers on Thursday that none of Kentucky's coal-fired power plants will close because of the EPA's new emission standards.

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Local/Regional News
1:50 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Young Environmentalists To Protest Outside Rupp

The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is against using coal severance funds to refurbish Rupp Arena
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Fans making their way into Rupp Arena tomorrow night may get asked to sign a petition.

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Local/Regional News
11:49 am
Thu September 19, 2013

McConnell Again Invokes War On Coal In Proposing New Jobs Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky.— Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is calling on Congress to pass legislation to ease federal regulations on coal mining.  He wants Congress to pass a bill he’s dubbed the Saving Coal Jobs Act.

"The first part of the bill would prevent the EPA from regulating carbon on new and existing coal plants, the second would force the EPA to stop stalling on mining permits," McConnell said in a Senate Floor speech Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
9:00 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Beshear Asks EPA To Rethink Proposed Coal Regs

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rethink proposed greenhouse gas regulations that he said would effectively ban new coal-fired power plants.

Beshear made the request in a letter to the EPA last week.

The Kentucky Democrat asked the EPA to drop the proposal that would require coal-fired power plants to meet the same emission standards as those that use natural gas or oil.

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