EPA rule denounced in coal-producing Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama is being condemned by Kentucky politicians for his plan for dramatic cuts in power plant emissions.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway calls it a "job-killing rule" that he’ll fight in court as the state’s attorney general.
His Republican opponent, Matt Bevin, says the anti-coal rule would drive up electricity rates in Kentucky.
Bevin is accusing Conway of hypocrisy on the issue. He says the Democrat stands with coal miners in TV ads pledging to fight the anti-coal rule but has taken campaign money from environmental groups in the past.
The rule is being denounced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Gov. Steve Beshear.
McConnell, a Republican, says the rule would likely mean fewer jobs and shuttered power plants.
Beshear, a Democrat, says the rule would be disastrous for Kentucky.