Here's What Kentucky Has to Say About the EPA's Clean Power Plan
Kentucky has submitted its official comments to the Environmental Protection Agency about its proposed Clean Power Plan. The proposal, which was announced in June, aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 30 percent by 2030. These greenhouse gas emissions contribute to climate change, and because coal produces more greenhouse gases than other sources of power, coal-fired power plants are disproportionately affected.
In a statement released today by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, officials said the state's comments focus on the economic effects of the rule on the commonwealth.
You can read the Energy and Environment Cabinet's full comment here. We'll have more details on this next week.