6:35 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Coal Association Says New Bank Policies Won’t Have Much Effect on Kentucky’s Industry

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Earlier this month, Bank of America became the latest large financial institution to announce it would limit its financing of coal companies.

The move stemmed from concerns about climate change and regulatory factors that make investing in the industry more risky. The new approach to coal companies was pushed by environmental groups such as the Rainforest Action Network. But in Kentucky, the head of the coal association said the policy would likely have little practical impact on the coal industry.

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12:43 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

McConnell Cites New Legal Argument Opposing EPA’s Proposed Carbon Regulations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a new legal argument that he says will scuttle the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

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2:39 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Patriot Coal to Close Surface Mine in Henderson

Patriot Coal Corporation says it plans to close a Henderson County surface mine by the end of the year. The Bluegrass Mine Complex near Hebbardsville in Henderson County employs 89 workers. Henderson County Judge-Executive Hugh McCormick tells The Gleaner he’s very disappointed about the announcement, and it will impact the area's economy.

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