“Beyond the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, within the depths of steep mountainside, Kentuckians built a coal industry that powers America.”
But according to Kentucky Republican candidate for U.S. House, Andy Barr, the current administration has targeted that very industry for economic annihilation.
Even Gov. Steve Beshear has voiced displeasure for the Environmental Protection Agency’s draconian posture toward Kentucky coal – but Andy Barr represents the growing exasperation Kentuckians feel toward the EPA. As the economic consequences of the EPA’s unilateral edicts become even more evident to denizens of the commonwealth, yet additional legislators are likely to join the battle for state sovereignty over Kentucky’s energy sector.
In the past year alone, federal judges have ruled against the EPA three times. The tide is turning because citizens passionate about smaller government have demanded it.
Their passion is really no surprise though, since “rarely in history has a single industry been so ruthlessly attacked with so little regard for the people it hurts.”