A bill that would provide financial incentives to energy companies. passes the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee.
A special session began Aug. 20 to deal with the energy bill intended to lure a $3-billion coal-gasification plant to Kentucky.
Legislative leaders say the measure is critical to Kentucky's future because it would help coal remain a viable source of fuel for decades to come.
But not all Kentuckians are happy about it.
A group of Kentucky mountain residents and environmentalists protested the bill.
The bill is expected to be voted on by the full House on Aug. 22.