Kentucky Coal Quote of the Day

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers recently spoke at the Big Sandy Area Development District and had this to say on the state of Appalachia’s battle with the EPA: “In the last 18 months, Kentucky has lost 5,700 coal jobs and all but 200 of those were Eastern Kentucky coal miners. I have grilled leaders of the EPA time and…

Has Appalachia lost its battle with the EPA?

A new report echoes what those of us defending Kentucky’s energy sector already know: Appalachia’s coal mining industry is in dire need of a respite from the EPA’s onslaught of  unilateral mandates designed to specifically target eastern Kentucky. According to West Virginia-based Downtown Strategies, Appalachian coal production is set to fall from 185 million tons in…

Mercatus and Bluegrass Scholars report: Kentucky is not economically competitive, Part 4 of 4

Citizen Education Seminar Panel from Bluegrass Institute on Vimeo. Recently the Bluegrass Institute partnered with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University to host its Citizen Education Seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lexington. The event included both Bluegrass Institute and Mercatus scholars discussing the most pertinent barriers standing in the way of Kentucky’s economic competitiveness.…