No Public Hearings in Kentucky on New EPA Rule

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency will not have public hearings in Kentucky on its proposed new emission standards, despite a plea from the state's senior U.S. senator.

EPA's closest public hearing will be in a federal building in Atlanta on July 29 and 30 - about a 6 1/2-hour drive from Union County, the state's largest coal producer. And Kentuckians who make the drive will have to show two forms of identification to attend because Kentucky is one of 10 states whose driver's licenses do not comply with new federal requirements.

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said the identification requirement makes it virtually impossible for Kentuckians to attend.

An EPA spokeswoman said people can comment by email, fax or letter. And she said EPA's Kentucky employees are happy to meet with Kentuckians.

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