"Despite Political Uproar, Kentucky Could Meet EPA Emissions Goal"

"Kentucky may be well positioned to meet a carbon emission target for power plants set by federal regulators, even as U.S. Senate candidates there blast the plan, saying it will cripple the state's coal industry.

The Environmental Protection Agency seems to have listened to feedback from state officials before the rollout on Monday, said John Lyons, Kentucky's assistant secretary for climate policy.

The result: the Bluegrass State may be able to meet EPA targets between now and 2030."

Valerie Volcovici reports for Reuters June 5, 2014.


"California Is Two Steps Ahead on Climate Rules Proposed By EPA" (Los Angeles Times)

"Is There Really a War on Coal?" (U.S. News)

"Texas Needs Biggest Cut to Comply With Climate Plan" (Bloomberg)

"Republicans Are Claiming the New Climate Rules Will Wreck the Economy. They're Wrong." (Climate Desk/Mother Jones)

"Will EPA's New Emission Rules Boost Your Power Bill? It Depends" (NPR)

"The GOP Is Freaking Out Over the EPA’s Carbon Rules. Why Aren’t Power Companies?" (The Nation)

"Carbon Emissions Rule Relies on a Broad View of 'System'" (Tribune Washington Bureau)

"New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air" (NPR)

"Lawmakers Vowing To Derail Power Plant Rule Have Little Hope of Success" (E&E Daily)

"EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule May Lay New Bet on Future Natural Gas Supplies" (Los Angeles Times)

"Fact Checkers Blast Chamber’S $289 Billion Price Tag For EPA Rule" (The Hill)

Boehner's Claimes on Cost of Climate Rules "False" (Politifact)

"Why Democrats Have Little to Lose in Taking On the Coal Industry" (New York Times)

"Coal Will Survive as Efficient Power Plants Boost Demand" (Bloomberg)

Source: Reuters, 06/05/2014