Office of the Attorney General
Statement from Attorney General Conway Regarding New EPA Rules
"I sued to stop this rule when it was first proposed. Now that it has come out in its final form, I will continue to fight this Kentucky job-killing rule.
I will be joining a bipartisan group of attorneys general asking the EPA and the federal court to stay implementation of this rule while it's challenged in court. I believe, once again, the courts will rule that the EPA has overstepped its authority.
It is apparent the Obama administration is doubling down on policies that hurt Kentucky. I have challenged the President in the past and won — that is just what I plan to do in this case. This is about the future of our Commonwealth and ensuring that our state doesn't bear the brunt of an ill-conceived Washington, D.C. regulation that hurts Kentucky coal and Kentucky jobs.
I again ask Gov. Beshear to direct his Environmental Cabinet to stop developing a state plan that attempts to comply with this illegal rule. Doing so is a waste of time and resources.
I will continue fighting this rule with my fellow attorneys general, and we fight to win."
Kentucky Attorney General