Kentucky COal Association http://wkms.org en Kentucky Reacts to New EPA Rules http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-reacts-new-epa-rules <p>The new Environmental Protection Agency rules seek to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.&nbsp; State's heavily dependent on coal, like Kentucky, are expected to have some flexibility in meeting a new standard.&nbsp; Still, Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett believes an already diminished eastern Kentucky mining industry would suffer more job losses and says the potential impact goes beyond the coal fields to all manufacturers.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:51:28 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41009 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Reacts to New EPA Rules KY Mining Deaths Cut in Half in 2012 http://wkms.org/post/ky-mining-deaths-cut-half-2012 <p></p><p>The number of Kentucky coal miners killed on the job in 2012 fell by half from the previous year. Four died working in the mines this past year, and Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett says the industry is making progress at protecting miners. But he says there’s still work to be done. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:22:37 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26304 at http://wkms.org KY Mining Deaths Cut in Half in 2012 Coal Association Applauds Federal Ruling http://wkms.org/post/coal-association-applauds-federal-ruling <p>Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett&nbsp;is applauding a federal court ruling that found the EPA overstepped its authority in establishing water quality criteria for consideration of mining permits. He calls the decision Tuesday by U. S. District Judge Reggie Walton &ldquo;a victory for all of Kentucky and West Virginia.&rdquo; Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:03:48 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) & Angela Hatton 20070 at http://wkms.org Coal Association Applauds Federal Ruling