Ky. citizen’s group developing plan to cut carbon emissions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – With U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell urging a boycott of a federal rule to cut carbon emissions from power plants, a Kentucky citizen’s group is coming up with its own plan.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ( Kentuckians for the Commonwealth has set up a survey on its website to gather suggestions and also plans to hold a series of public meetings around the state.

The goal is to come up with a plan that satisfies the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Kentucky’s target under the plan is to cut emissions by 32 percent from 2012 levels by the year 2030.

McConnell and some other Kentucky politicians have questioned the rule, saying it will hurt the coal industry and Kentucky’s economy.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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