Government/Politics
1:50 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Congressman Wants EPA Hearings in KY

Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie
Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie
Credit CSPAN

Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie thinks the Environmental Protection Agency should hold hearings in Kentucky on reducing carbon emissions at existing power plants.  The Lewis County Republican delivered that message Thursday to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a hearing in Washington.

He gives credit to McCarthy for agreeing to a series of “listening sessions” on the issue but says none are scheduled to take place in coal country…

McCarthy told Massie the eleven “listening sessions” were scheduled in cities where the EPA has regional offices. Massie says there should be a hearing in Kentucky because it has lost more than 6,000 coal mining jobs in recent years.