McConnell,Guthrie weigh in on EPA Clean Power Plan-Locallly, EPB's Ray Explains Effects PDF Print
Monday, 02 June 2014 09:36

While the White House Press Office calls The Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan a flexible proposal to ensure a healthier environment, spur innovation and strengthen the economy, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Brett Guthrie say the EPA’s plan will cut Kentucky Coal jobs and raise the cost of electricity for everyone.  According to a Press Release from the White House, the plan will cut carbon emissions and ultimately cut electricity bills by 8 percent over the next 16 years and improve environmental and health conditions.


Congressman Guthrie issued in a press release his opinion that “with jobs and the economy remaining the top concerns on the minds of Americans, issuing new burdensome regulations that will cost jobs due to billions of dollars in compliance costs is the last thing we need.”


Senator McConnell calls the latest plan a “dagger in the heart of the middle class”, saying the impact on families “will be catastrophic”.  McConnell says he will offer legislation this week to “stop this assault on Kentucky and the broader U.S. economy.”


Meanwhile, here at home, WCLU News spoke with Electric Plant Board Superintendent, Billy Ray, on how the latest regulations will affect EPB customers in Barren County.


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