Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Supreme Court blocks Obama's coal regs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Obama Administration’s effort to combat alleged global warming by blocking EPA regulations aimed at curtailing emissions from coal-fired power plants.

It is seen as a major setback for President Obama’s climate change agenda and at least a temporary victory for states like Kentucky that depend on coal for inexpensive power and to bolster its economy.

Just last week, area coal mines announced about 500 layoffs, which is largely believed due to the President’s so-called “War on Coal” through higher EPA regulations. For Gov. Matt Bevin's reaction to the court's ruling, as well as remarks from federal and state lawmakers and local miners on the announced layoffs, pick up a copy of this week's issue of The Crittenden Press.

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