The involvement of a state representative in a major coal deal in Kentucky is raising some eyebrows. Under the terms of a new $7 billion contract, Kentucky coal producers will ship nine million tons of coal a year to India for the next twenty-five years. Representative Keith Hall was instrumental in brokering the deal, and Hall represents both the people of Kentucky, and his own private coal interests.
Lawmaker’s Links to India Coal Deal Raises Concern
By Erica Peterson, Kentucky Public Radio • Aug 16, 2012