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Fri August 2, 2013
Environmental Watchdog

State Lawmakers' Letter Criticizes President's 'Unfair Attack on Coal'

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo.
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo.
Credit Lexington Herald Leader

Fifty members of Kentucky's House of Representatives have sent a letter to President Obama to protest what they're calling an "unfair attack on coal." The letter was sent today from House Speaker Greg Stumbo's office, and signed by 49 of his colleagues, including Jefferson County representatives Larry Clark and Tom Burch. It asks Obama to take a step back from the promises he made in his big climate change address in June (where he talked a lot about reducing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants), and instead think about the effect a decline in coal usage will have on states like Kentucky. Read more...