Chamber urges U.S. EPA to listen to Kentucky’s concerns
On Wednesday, the Kentucky Chamber joined with the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, and numerous other state and local chambers from across the country to urge the EPA to include Kentucky locations in a series of EPA listening sessions regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations on existing power plants. In a letter to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the EPA, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson and other co-signers point out that the EPA is not planning listening sessions in any of the 10 states most reliant on coal for electricity generation, instead choosing states such as California (1% of electricity from coal), New York (4%), and Washington (4%).
“This imbalance is inconsistent with EPA’s own Public Involvement Policy, which states ‘when the subject of a public hearing, meeting or other information exchange process relates to conditions or facilities in a specific geographic area, EPA should hold the public hearing or meeting in that general geographic area,’” the letter states. Click here to read the letter.