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MONDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2017

"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky that he will propose repealing a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants," The Washington Post reports.

 "Speaking at an event with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Pruitt said his agency will publish the new rule Tuesday.""Speaking at an event with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Pruitt said his agency will publish the new rule Tuesday."

"Speaking at an event with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Pruitt said his agency will publish the new rule Tuesday." The move was expected, given President Trump's campaign promises. Pruitt told the miners at Hazard, Ky., "The war on coal is over."

According to CBS News, Pruitt told the miners, "When you think about what that rule meant, that rule really was about picking winners and losers. Regulatory power should not be used by any regulatory body to pick winners and losers."

Pruitt, a native of Central Kentucky, spoke at the Hazard office of Whayne Supply Co., a major supplier of equipment for the mining industry in Kentucky. WYMT-TV in Hazard has a video.

Written by Al Cross Posted at 10/09/2017 11:42:00 AM

 

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0 #4 Finally 2017-10-12 10:50
Quoting Real Truth:
Coal provides jobs, but it also provides a ton of pollution to our ground, water and air, but I guess $$ is more important than the environment we live in. That's the hard truth. The big coal industry has robbed KY blind.

I agree to some degree, but the polution deal proven to be blown way out of proportion. It was far far worse back in the late 70s-early 80s, and would be much cleaner now with existing regulations.
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+2 #3 Real Truth 2017-10-11 11:35
Coal provides jobs, but it also provides a ton of pollution to our ground, water and air, but I guess $$ is more important than the environment we live in. That's the hard truth. The big coal industry has robbed KY blind.
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0 #2 Finally 2017-10-10 14:48
Say what you will about Trump, but he promised to stop the onslaught on the coal industry by the lawless, overreaching, non accountable EPA, and by golly it looks like he made good on his oromise. Thank you Mr. Trump....this is the first administration in 2 decades that went to bat for us! God bless you!
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+3 #1 Hungry 2017-10-09 17:40
It's not over but I sure hope this helps!!!!
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