Bill For Energy Companies Passes House Committee

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.

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