BOWLING GREEN, KY – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today released the following statement on the Kentucky Quarterly Coal report just released by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. The report details a record low in coal mine employment, with 3218 jobs lost in 2015 alone – a nearly 28% decrease from 2014.
You can view the report HERE.
“President Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency have been dead set on destroying Kentucky’s coal industry at any and all costs, and our Commonwealth is continuing to suffer as a result. They have continued to impose outrageous and suffocating regulations upon one of Kentucky’s most important industries while ignoring the negative consequences for our coal miners and their families. I have tirelessly fought against Obama’s liberal, job-killing War on Coal, and I will continue to do so while proposing new solutions like Economic Freedom Zones to help these struggling coal communities,” Sen. Paul said.

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