A study recently released from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) entitled “Economy Derailed” shows that Kentucky would be the ninth worst hit state in the nation if the Environmental Protection Agency’s sweeping new regulations are not defeated.
The EPA’s newest unilateral mandates aim to cripple Kentucky coal by undermining state sovereignty of our energy sector.
According to author Todd Wynn, Kentucky’s coal miners stand to lose nearly $2 billion in revenue and 6,245 jobs. All told, the Bluegrass State is on the hook for a total of 12,521 jobs that could be lost directly and indirectly because of those unelected bureaucrats at the EPA.
That’s ninth most in the nation.
We knew the EPA’s draconian edicts would be bad, but this new report puts concrete numbers on the sad scenario.
However, on June 5th and 7th, in Frankfort and Pikeville respectively, representatives from the EPA will be coming to town to finally hear the complaints from local citizens concerned about the potential loss of thousands of jobs and cheap energy rates because of these out of touch bureaucrats.
Let’s tell the EPA just how we feel about these startling new statistics this June.