whitfield ed official 300WASHINGTON, D.C. (11/19/13) – U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today released the following statement in response to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board voting to close down units one and two of the Paradise Fossil Plant and to replace them with natural gas turbines.
 
“The Paradise Fossil Plant is the latest casualty in President Obama’s assault on coal and affordable energy. This is completely unacceptable, and unfortunately, the President is making true on a campaign promise that if he was elected, he would bankrupt the coal industry.
 
“As the Chairman of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, I will continue fighting back against the overzealous regulations of the President and his Environmental Protection Agency. It is also important for the Senate to act.
 
“I will work with Senators McConnell and Paul to do all we can stop President Obama and his EPA at every turn because America's energy future and economic prosperity are too important not to act. I will also continue supporting bipartisan solutions like the proposed bill that I drafted with Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia that would stop the President’s attempts to unilaterally bankrupt the coal industry.
 
“This is an important issue that affects Kentucky’s livelihood. It is worthy of a public debate, and I will continue fighting for that debate on behalf of Kentuckians.”

SurfKY News
Information provided by Chris Pack

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

DCPS Hosts Camp Curiosity

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Daviess County Public Schools district is hosting "Camp Curiosity," an exciting… Read More

Owensboro Board of Commissioners Special Called Commission Meeting Cancelled

OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/30/15) — The Owensboro Board of Commissioners has cancelled the Special Called Commission Meeting at… Read More
1 DOW 17,619.51
+23.16 (0.13%)    
2 S&P 2,063.11
+5.47 (0.27%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,986.87
+28.40 (0.57%)    

Most Read This Week

June 24, 2015 44542

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 24, 2015 5364

Unraveling the $34 Billion KRS Ponzi Scheme

by Dr. William F. Smith
June 25, 2015 4323

Accused Synthetic Drug Traffickers Remain in U.S.…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3866

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 28, 2015 3232

'Curb Service’ at Local Eatery Ends with DUI…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 44542

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 19, 2015 11072

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin

Stories Trending Now

June 29, 2015 3866

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 2989

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 2731

Nortonville Man Accused of Trying to Choke…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 2605

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1991

Two Locals Face Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 1108

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 944

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 808

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 758

Muhlenberg Career HSD Principal Announces…

by Karen Robinson
June 29, 2015 657

It's a Different Day in America

by Glenn Mollette