4:31 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

Beshear Calls for Even Distribution

Williamsburg, VA – About fifty percent of the nation's power comes from coal, but Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says more money needs to go into clean coal research. The governor also worries a climate change bill approved earlier this year by the U-S House of Representatives doesn't evenly distribute the costs of converting to cleaner energy sources.

"Those of us that produce energy for the rest of the country are concerned that most of those costs right now that are being discussed . . . it seems that they want to put that on us."

Beshear is hoping the U-S Senate will make changes to the energy bill. He made his comments over the weekend at the Southern Governors Association meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.