coal jobs http://wkms.org en Beshear Says EPA Coal Emission Standards Provide ‘Flexibility’ http://wkms.org/post/beshear-says-epa-coal-emission-standards-provide-flexibility <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says proposed federal regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants provide the state with some “flexibility” in meeting government targets.</p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency announced this month that the nation must reduce carbon emissions created by burning coal by 30 percent.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:20:13 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41342 at http://wkms.org Beshear Says EPA Coal Emission Standards Provide ‘Flexibility’ McConnell Urges Passage of Coal Jobs Legislation http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-urges-passage-coal-jobs-legislation <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says his Saving Coal Jobs Act must be passed, in order to ease U.S. Environmental Protection Agency restrictions that he says are stifling the industry.</p><p>The five-term Republican said the number of Kentucky coal miners has decreased from 18,600 to 13,000 in the years since President Barack Obama took office.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:22:39 +0000 John Null 35006 at http://wkms.org McConnell Urges Passage of Coal Jobs Legislation