McConnell and Grimes Oppose New EPA Coal Rules

More Video...

McConnell and Grimes, in separate comments on Monday, said the regulations would put coal miners in Kentucky out of jobs and hurt the state

MGN Online

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, have criticized new rules proposed by President Barack Obama's administration governing emissions from coal-burning power plants.

McConnell and Grimes, in separate comments on Monday, said the regulations would put coal miners in Kentucky out of jobs and hurt the state's economy.

Obama announced his plan Monday. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions nationwide 30 percent by 2030 -- when compared with 2005 levels.

Some states will be allowed to emit more pollutants than others, leading to the overall reduction.

McConnell, the Senate minority leader, is seeking a sixth term in Washington, D.C. Grimes won the Democratic nomination last month to challenge him.


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 261646091 - wbko.com/a?a=261646091