New Kentucky panel looks for ways to fight climate change

In Kentucky, where global warming skeptics are given a warm welcome before coal-friendly legislative committees, a major effort to rein in climate change began Thursday.

The Kentucky Climate Action Plan Council, whose members were appointed last month, held its first meeting with an eye toward having a series of policy recommendations by the end of the year.

Its task, as defined by state government: "Identify opportunities for Kentucky to respond to the challenge of global climate change while becoming more energy efficient, more energy independent and spurring economic growth."

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