Kentucky Chamber voices opposition to EPA rule

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce formally submitted comments today regarding the proposed federal 111(d) rule from the Environmental Protection Agency. Expressing concerns on behalf of the more than 90,000 business locations throughout Kentucky, the Chamber noted a number of legal concerns as well as concerns with the timing and impacts on reliable and affordable energy needed to power the economy.

“These proposed rules are the most significant and far reaching rules proposed. There will be significant impacts to businesses of all sizes and to every Kentucky citizen,” said Bryan Sunderland, senior vice president of public affairs for the Chamber. “The rules are not reasonably attainable and will lead to more uncertainty in the energy market and a negative impact on jobs in Kentucky.”

In its comments, the Chamber offered its support for the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s comments which also noted the unreasonable time frame and negative implications on jobs in Kentucky. To read the full comments submitted to EPA click here.

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