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Though Not Quietly, Kentucky Moves to Cut Reliance on Coal

New York Times’ Trip Gabriel reports that beyond the immediate rhetoric, experts say Kentucky might not be doomed by the proposal.

In drafting its regulation, the Environmental Protection Agency listened to energy-rich states like Kentucky and offered wide flexibility to meet its requirement, the most aggressive federal effort yet to address climate change. Despite cries of a “war on coal” that echo through mining country in eastern Kentucky, the region is already taking hardheaded steps toward a post-coal economy.