Politics & Government

October 19, 2010 7:07 AM

EPA sued by Kentucky Governor Beshear, coal industry

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration and coal industry representatives have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over coal mining permits. The Kentucky Coal Association said the EPA's blocking of state-issued permits over water pollution standards put forth in an April memo amount to the executive branch taking legislative action and an improper deviation from the Clean Water Act of 1977.

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