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U.S. Senators voting to block EPA’d climate change rules received, on average, 17 times as much money ($75,802) from the coal mining industry compared to senators voting against them ($4,464) between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2015. Thirteen senators, including both Kentucky senators – Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul – received more than $100,000 from the coal mining industry.
Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal company, is seeking release from a pledge to pay into a health insurance fund.
This is great coverage from the Lexington Herald Leader about the launch of KFTC's Empower Kentucky project. The article quotes KFTC members Steve Wilkins and Chris Porter, among others.
This article describes Empower Kentucky, a project of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth aimed at getting community stakeholders to formulate their own clean energy plan by June 2016 in response to the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan.
While the production of fossil fuels drops in the U.S., solar and wind power is skyrocketing as technology and cheaper financing drive down the costs.
This article summarizes Wall Street Journal findings that most utilities will not join the legal fight against the EPA's Clean Power Plan. The utilities say the new standard aligns with market forces the industry has already been following, includng a greater focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
This article describes comments made by several state legislators at a meeting of a state task force looking at the impact of federal regulations, especially the Clean Power Plan, on Kentucky's economy.
This article describes the opportunity Kentuckians have to begin to transform our energy system, economy and politics in ways that are good for all people. It provides KFTC members' reactions to the EPA's Clean Power Plan, announced in August 2015.